Why Aren’t Books And Culture On American TV Or Radio?

“In America, when people advocate gutting government support of PBS and NPR, which Congress tried again this year despite President Bush’s mild opposition, they often cite cable TV and talk radio as the marketplace’s answers to any audience needs. That’s hardly the case when one considers what laughably passes for books-and-arts coverage on cable or talk radio. I’ve detected no such programming on commercial radio, except when another culture-war distraction flares up. And there’s precious little on cable.”