Friday, October 05, 2012
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in Wednesday's debate that, if elected, he'd end the use of taxpayer money to support public media. Should we? In 2010, Reason.com editor-in-chief Nick Gillespie told Brooke that yes, we should. On the other side, New Yorker editor Steve Coll told Bob why public radio should continue to receive some taxpayer support.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Earlier this month, the California 9th Circuit court of appeals decided a case called Minority Television Project v. FCC. The case concerned San Francisco station KTMP, a public television station that had been fined for carrying paid corporate advertisements. The 9th circuit upheld the ruling, and in the process, struck down a more than half-century old ban on political and issue advertisements airing on public airwaves.