When Arts & Entertainment became "the Duck Dynasty," my faith in
market-based TV evaporated. There is NOTHING worthwhile on the commercial
networks anymore. My TV is glued to PBS.
Anyone remember when Bravo was ballet and symphonies? The History channel was
often derided as the World War II channel, but at least it was some kind of
history. I'll bet they haven't shown a B17 video in years. Even Nat
Geo is more interested in pseudoscience than science these days, it seems like.
The pull of the market towards the lowest common denominator is intense.
Congrats to PBS for standing strong (and to folks like the Annenberg Foundation
for making the noncommercial model sustainable).