Maryland Public Television Faces Scrutiny

A state audit has uncovered multiple examples of what the auditor says are questionable financial practices at Maryland Public Television. Conflicts of interest, contracts awarded without proper bidding process, and deliberate attempts to subvert the state’s rules on project review are among the charges being leveled at MPT, which insists that the report is overblown. MPT is best known nationally for producing the program “Wall $treet Week.”