Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

One of the more interesting provisions of the proposed state budget is a possible cut to the subsidy for public radio and public television. Over at the MacIver Institute, I explained why the proposed cuts are not deep enough. The budget should have eliminated the subsidies entirely. Despite the hysteria, Walker’s proposal does not end […]

Late night Saturday at #WPTAuction is always a great time. Call in and maybe you'll get one of these volunteers! pic.twitter.com/M79RukcqYa — WPT (@wispublictv) June 1, 2014 Print this entry

In case you’re missing it, Channel 10 in Milwaukee is having their annual on-air auction to support public television. Since the more you drink, the more you’ll bid, so they can’t complain if we have some drinking fun at their expense. Grab your favorite beer or bottle of wine and settle in for some serious […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

The polls are undersampling 9-year-olds and cookie monsters, which is why you don’t see Obama getting a Big Bird Bounce. — Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) October 8, 2012 Print this entry

At least he’s up front about it. Literally. On the first question on Wisconsin Public Television’s Here and Now (television so good they oughtta sell commercials), Dr. Van Mobley answers the school funding question by suggesting we get the money from increasing the state sales tax, and then says he would “like” that it be […]

Since everybody else is cashing in, I thought I might as well cash in, too. Gwen Ifill says it’s okay. Update! 1/22/09 Strangely, Cafe Press keeps flagging the artwork as a violation. We’ll have to design a different shirt. Sorry. Print this entry

The begging on PBS continues this week. But before you pick up that phone, think. Will they show that program ever again “without commercial interruption?” Or will they only show it with frequent interruptions to ask you for more money? And after you fork over the cash, will they go back to showing their usual […]

On Channel 10 in Milwaukee right now. Yep, it’s a fundraising drive, because that’s when they show television programs people want to see. If they showed more programs people wanted to see they could sell commercials and not have to beg for money. Yeah, it’s that simple. Find classic movies at Amazon.com Print this entry

On Channel 10 in Milwaukee right now. Yep, it’s a fundraising drive, because that’s when they show television programs people want to see. If they showed more programs people wanted to see they could sell commercials and not have to beg for money. Yeah, it’s that simple. Find classic movies at Amazon.com Print this entry