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BY JOHN HARWOOD
SHELTON, CT
Friday, July 19th, 2013

THANKS TO MR. SHAPIRO’S COURAGE, “PARK AVENUE: MONEY, POWER AND THE AMERICAN DREAM” AIRED ON WNET. THIS DECISION RESULTED IN WNET LOSING SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FROM A WEALTHY DONOR. WHILE MY SMALL DONATION WILL HARDLY REMEDY SUCH A SHORTFALL, HOPEFULLY OTHERS WILL JOIN-IN TO HELP WNET/PBS SO THEY MAY CONTINUE A TRADITION OF JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE REGARDLESS OF FINANCIAL IMPACT.
OUR DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON FREEDOM OF THE PRESS/MEDIA TO SURVIVE. AS MORE AND MORE NEWSPAPERS/NETWORKS ARE CONTROLLED BY “CORPORATE INTERESTS” TODAY, WNET/PBS OUTLETS ARE MORE VITAL THAN EVER IN PROVIDING “INDEPENDENT” POINTS OF VIEW AND PRESERVING OUR DEMOCRACY. THANK YOU! JOHN HARWOOD