March 19, 2010
TT: Bringing art back to PBS
Paula Kerger, the president and CEO of PBS, gave a litle-noticed speech to Town Hall Los Angeles in January in which she acknowledged what everybody already knows, which is that fine-arts programming on public TV is--to put it mildly--in decline. She also announced plans to beef it up, none of which struck me as particularly impressive, so I decided to get into the act by making a few pointed suggestions of my own. That's the subject of my "Sightings" column for Saturday's Wall Street Journal, in which, among other things, I tell what I'd do if I were (A) put in charge of arts programming at PBS and (B) given a pile of money to spend as I saw fit.
If you want to know more, pick up a copy of tomorrow's paper and see what I have to say.
UPDATE: Read the whole thing here.
Posted March 19, 2010 12:00 AM