Is CBC Pushing The Arts Over A Cliff?

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation appears to have decided that the arts have little to no place on its television schedule, and its programming chief has made it abundantly clear that he isn’t interested in scheduling any program that can’t pull at least a million viewers. (That’s the ratings equivalent of ten million viewers in the U.S.) “[But] surely the mandate of any public broadcaster is to forget about competing with popular U.S. shows and provide an alternative.”