Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NewsHour Cut Short

"‘PBS NewsHour’ plans layoffs as it closes offices" by Brian Stelter |  New York Times, June 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — “PBS NewsHour,” the signature nightly newscast on public television, is planning its first significant layoffs in nearly two decades.

Facing a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall, the show’s producer, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, will close its two offices outside of the Washington, D.C., area — in Denver and San Francisco — and lay off most of the employees there. The company will also eliminate several “noncritical production positions” at its main offices....

The cutbacks were blamed on, among other things, “a steady drop in corporate revenue.”

That's a real kick in the groin considering this is the ongoing age of golden profits for corporations. 

What this is telling you is the elite no longer deign to even give the appearance they give a s*** about  you.


To make up for the loss of reporting staff outside the Washington area, the program will turn to freelancers.

Might as well just watch Al Jazeera.