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PBS.  What comes to my mind:  incessant programs on gay and women issues -- and repetitive fund raisers featuring the same geriatric rock stars.

Narrow views and lazy fund raisers.  No thanks.


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I am a big fan of PBS programming.
Its about the only channel we can let our 2 year old watch, and us leave him in the room confident that the next kids program isn't going to involve weapons or violence.
Ms. Bandit and I enjoy NOVA, Austin City Limits, several local PBS shows, and I really like the This Old House guys.

Speaking of Narrow views....Ben???
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I am a big fan of PBS programming.
Its about the only channel we can let our 2 year old watch, and us leave him in the room confident that the next kids program isn't going to involve weapons or violence.
Ms. Bandit and I enjoy NOVA, Austin City Limits, several local PBS shows, and I really like the This Old House guys.

Speaking of Narrow views....Ben???

Yes, narrow views.  Watching PBS often reminds me of watching FOX -- both heavy handed in their filtering process -- and neither of which I respect.

It is one thing for individuals like you and I to hold firm convictions about this or that issue.  But a public broadcasting station?  I prefer public stations and media that don't have particular agendas -- left, right or center.

Just my two cents, of course.  YMMV, as always.


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PBS.  What comes to my mind:  incessant programs on gay and women issues -- and repetitive fund raisers featuring the same geriatric rock stars.

Narrow views and lazy fund raisers.  No thanks.

Huh?

To each their own I suppose, but that's not my view of PBS.  Well....I guess I'd have to agree about the fund raisers - but are they really any worse than 3 minutes of commercials after 5 minutes of programing like network TV?  They have to pay the bills some how and I'll take the occasional fundraisers over Please Don't Squeeze The Charmin commercials any day.


Seriously, if that's all that comes to your mind from PBS, you need to look a little closer.
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Besides Burt and Ernie's obvious homosexual agenda, what else we talking about here?
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Yes, narrow views.  Watching PBS often reminds me of watching FOX -- both heavy handed in their filtering process -- and neither of which I respect.

That's actually laughable Ben.

I'll agree that some of their news reporting may lean left on occasion.  But name one PBS program that even comes remotely close to the obnoxiously loud and partisan rhetoric spewed by Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly on a daily basis.

That aside, there is far more to PBS programming than just news and current events
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They really needed Norm Abram too.
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I think that by far, PBS is the most informative TV channel. Oddly enough, the learning channel competes with FOX news for being the least informative.

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PBS.  What comes to my mind:  incessant programs on gay and women issues -- and repetitive fund raisers featuring the same geriatric rock stars.

Narrow views and lazy fund raisers.  No thanks.

Seriously??  Wow... have you actually watched any of the programming?  I mean every station has their duds and fillers but PBS has some of the best stuff, imo, and I'm really not much of a TV watcher, in general.

The Bletchley Circle
Downton Abbey
Mystery!
Frontline
Great Performances
Nova
Anything by Ken Burns

Oh, and we watched a documentary about Huberman recently that was really good, and if you don't know who Huberman was, then you should watch it.

Maybe it's having spent all those years in Boston with WGBH but I'm a huge fan and I don't think you could be more wrong!


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But what about Thomas the gay footman on Downtown Abbey?
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Gawd, I hate the narrow views and heavy handed filtering of This Old House, NOVA, and especially Austin City Limits.  It's disgusting!

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But what about Thomas the gay footman on Downtown Abbey?

OMG... you're right... busted.  You know, they try to distract us with that British accent and all that proper upstairs/downstairs thing.

And, obviously, The Bletchley Circle has some sort of militant feminist agenda...  (Honestly, that's a great series, btw.)


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Gawd, I hate the narrow views and heavy handed filtering of This Old House, NOVA, and especially Austin City Limits.  It's disgusting!

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Do you ever watch Bluegrass Underground?
Talk about "narrow"...they have drive in to that narrow little opening in the cave.
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Gawd, I hate the narrow views and heavy handed filtering of This Old House, NOVA, and especially Austin City Limits.  It's disgusting!

Rumi

Do you ever watch Bluegrass Underground?
Talk about "narrow"...they have drive in to that narrow little opening in the cave.

Plus the incessant gay and women's issues!  

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Gawd, I hate the narrow views and heavy handed filtering of This Old House, NOVA, and especially Austin City Limits.  It's disgusting!

Rumi

Do you ever watch Bluegrass Underground?
Talk about "narrow"...they have drive in to that narrow little opening in the cave.

Plus the incessant gay and women's issues!  

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Yeah, that Nature series is so gay.
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Aaaand I'm going to guess nobody actually watched the Youtube? Thanks, ChuckD. That was absolutely hilarious...I heard about it a few hours before you posted it and it saved me the time looking it up. :)
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PBS is about the only thing on at our house... best news source on the tube, Frontline, Nova, Nature, Masterpiece, etc., etc.

Were it not for PBS I would hardly watch TV...


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Aaaand I'm going to guess nobody actually watched the Youtube?

Hey ... I watched it.

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All those nails getting hammered in and the spinning powerdrills on This Old House have always left me all hot and bothered.

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All those nails getting hammered in and the spinning powerdrills on This Old House have always left me all hot and bothered.

Well there is Miss Piggy and all her "women issues".
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PBS is a nice break from the reality garbage on TV. Not a real big Jersey Shore fan.
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"I am what hydrogen becomes given 15 Billion years of cosmic evolution."

I don't have tv, but I loved that line


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I don't have tv, but I loved that line

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