O Mister, Where Art Thou?

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Fred Rogers’ historic and legendary appearance before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications to challenge proposed cuts for public broadcasting. If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself. If you have seen it, please take a few minutes to renew your connection to this amazing man and what may possibly be the only real and valuable moment on Capitol Hill in the past five decades.

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Happy Birthday To U(NC-TV)

64 years ago today, UNC-TV signed on the air. At that time, we weren’t the robust statewide public television network you know today (heck, PBS wouldn’t even exist for about 15 years) and were known simply as WUNC-TV, Channel 4 in Chapel Hill. From that sign-on of NC’s first educational station, the network grew into what you see on your screens now. Continue reading

Who Day

52 years ago today, a television institution signed on the air in Great Britain. It later made its way to the States and became a public broadcasting staple. So grab your impossibly long scarf, slap on a stalk of celery or don your fez (fezzes are cool) and celebrate the world’s longest-running science fiction TV series, Doctor Who! 52 years may seem like a long time but, as every Time Lord knows, life doesn’t begin until 750.