For decades, the uninterrupted programming on PBS has been one of its most distinctive selling points to audiences and philanthropic and corporate supporters alike.
But those leisurely stretches of break-free programs could be going away.
PBS officials told member stations at its recent annual meeting in Orlando that beginning this fall, the Wednesday science series “Nature” and “Nova” would contain corporate and foundation sponsor spots, promotional messages and branding within four breaks inside the shows, instead of at the very beginning and end.
The longest period of uninterrupted programming, according to a plan shown to the programmers, would be just under 15 minutes, compared with the current 50 minutes or more. Based on what PBS learns in the fall, the new format would continue to be introduced night by night through the year, officials said.” —PBS Plans Promotional Breaks Within Programs (via ryking)
….in America today is the fact that Memorial Day is not only a day to remember those who have given their lives in service of their country, but a day when one can get a fantastic deal on a new mattress.
Rep. Dan Webster (R-FL)
Every time we give money to Israel I feel God’s hands all over me. That is God, right?
I wonder how many Christian Zionists support Israel for this reason or because they want all of Israel to belong to the Jews and in addition, they want to convert those Jews in Israel to Christianity; this is because only the aforementioned guarantees the return of Jesus.