Sunday, 17 May 2009

Matthew, Mark, Luke and PBS

Without alot of fanfare, and I doubt that your local paper even mentioned it....but last week...PBS suddenly woke and decided that there was just too much religion on PBS stations.

I kinda sat there for ten minutes...trying to remember the last time I ever saw some kinda religious programming on PBS. I could remember the kid's shows, the far-left liberal shows, and the British comedies...but nothing religious.

With new management in the government...PBS is now discussing broadcast of religious programming. Right now, its just a discussion. The boys would meet next month and actually vote on the recommendation to strip the affiliation of any station that carries "religious" content.

What happens in this case? You don't get Sesame Street, Frontline or NOVA.

I looked around....and its interesting. Most major towns have their own PBS station locally, and the majority offer an hour or two each week of local religious programming. In fact, the PBS out of Provo is run by BYU (the Mormon University), which airs around two hours a week of religious programming.

I'm guessing that the stations will all cooperate...otherwise, they lose access to all their programming. I'm guessing they will all dump the religious programming.

The curious thing...these stations would have two hours of open time. My idea would be to fill that two hours with far left-wing ideals. You never get enough liberal news on PBS...so this would be neat. You could fill it with Hitler speeches. You could fill it with drunk college babes from Arizona State doing imitations of famous people. Heck, we could have Septic Tanks Made Easy, a one-hour show each week where we help some fella from Red Bay dig up his tank and fix the problem.

Obviously, this religious programming has confused some people and upset some folks. The minute you hint of Jesus or Moses....folks start getting nervous....like you might be brain-washing them. Obviously, if you were some CNN dude tossing global warming quotes....that would be different because that's not brain-washing.

It would seem like that PBS management should have more things to worry about. But obviously, if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

Don't ask me where I heard that phrase, but I think it's pretty good management ideals for the PBS management team.

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