PBS Bans New (But Grandfathers Existing) Religious Shows

“The Public Broadcasting Service agreed yesterday to ban its member stations from airing new religious TV programs, but permitted the handful of stations that already carry ‘sectarian’ shows to continue doing so. The vote by PBS’s board was a compromise from a proposed ban on all religious programming.” The network had already required stations’ programming to be nonsectarian, but it had not strictly enforced that rule.