MTV Of The Arts?

“Classic Arts Showcase” is the project of one Lloyd Rigler, who decided on his own in the early 90s that there should be more arts on television. He provides round-the-clock feeds of performances by artists “available free, by satellite, to PBS stations, educational and community access channels and other nonprofit broadcasters since 1994; it currently reaches an estimated 65 million homes.” But it’s free to all but Mr. Rigler – he’s plowed $50 million into the project without a hope of ever getting it back.