Is PBS The “Ralph Nader” Of Television?

“PBS is the Ralph Nader of U.S. television. It is honest and unbridled by commercial interests. It knows the difference between right and wrong; its news and documentary programs are agenda- and convergence-free. Like Nader, PBS has the unavoidable stigma of dreary smugness. Americans know Nader is a smart fellow, but they sure won’t vote for him. They know PBS is good for them, but they rarely watch. Everyone should watch PBS, really, but its audience remains a fraction of other networks’.”