Smiley: Left, Right And Center? Public Broadcasting Debate Misses The Point

The current debate about the political balance of public broadcasting is the wrong debate to be having, writes Tavis Smiley. “Why isn’t the debate over how public broadcasting can become more inclusive of folk of different ages and national origins, of various ethnic groups, faiths and cultures — over how it can be used to introduce Americans to new ideas, and to each other? I know that’s an incendiary question these days. But if the core of our discussion on the future of public broadcasting is about shifting content in one direction or the other on the political spectrum, the medium is doomed to fiscal and intellectual bankruptcy.”