Big Bird vs. Rush Limbaugh: The PBS Wars Explained

Here’s a little bit of TV trivia for you: Back in the 1960s, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was created to replace National Educational Television…because NET was considered too liberal! Ah, those were the good old days of public broadcasting. The money came almost entirely from private funding-mostly from the Ford Foundation. But NET’s decidedly leftward tilt, with in-depth reports like The Poor Pay More and Appalachia: Rich Land, Poor People, made the investors nervous. The Fords stepped back and …