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If you ever needed proof that the difference between a conservative and an Obat depends on which end of the animal you are feeling, it’s what is going to happen on April 10th on PBS.

Bill Moyers is retiring. PBS is about to replace the “Bill Moyers Journal” with two other shows: One is “Ideas in Action” co-produced by the “George W. Bush Institute” and the other is “Need to Know”, an integrated broadcast and current affairs project.

At a time when we need, more than ever, independent, investigative journalism, and a forum for all, PBS intends not only to substitute the pontifications of a think tank, but those of the distinctly rabid right winged bat kind. I fail to see how this kind of TV viewing can ever be more that Bushian apologists attempting to direct the herd. It’s highly insulting to Moyers’ legacy and to my brain. Even though I’m liberal, I wouldn’t like it any better if this new show were coming from Al Gore’s similar group.

Based on PBS’s current decision making capabilities, I have no idea whether the second show will be any better.

And just to let you know that Bushism is still alive and has the FCC and Public broadcasting in its clutches, there is this tidbit. PBS is also REMOVING David Brancaccio’s “NOW” on April 10th. David has done a fine job of taking over Bill Moyers show, when the Bushians were able to get Moyers removed. David made the show his own.

These two shows have continued to bear the brunt of speaking truths to those in power. Even though the Commission is now weighted 3 Democrats to 2 Republicans, it’s clear that the Obama’s FCC has every intention of directing PBS down the Bush path and continuing the legacy.

Michael Getler is the ombudsman at PBS.ORG. CONTACT HIM HERE.

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL STATION AND TELL THEM TO STOP THIS OUTRAGE!  REMIND THEM IT’S PLEDGE WEEK. IF YOU DO MAKE A PLEDGE, SPECIFY THE PROGRAM.

EMAIL THE FCC COMMISIONERS, AND TELL THEM TO FIX THIS MESS!

Chairman Julius Genachowski: http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/genachowski/mail.html

Commissioner Michael J. Copps: http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/copps/mail.html

Commissioner Robert M. McDowell: http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/mcdowell/mail.html

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/clyburn/mail.html

Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker: http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/baker/mail.html

WHILE YOU ARE AT IT, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLITICIAN!

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