Commercial support is a mixed blessing. With the money comes a sponsor who can threaten to pull support if you say anything bad about the industry s/he is in. Only public broadcasting can be relatively free of the influence of corporate money. In that, there is freedom and a fair chance at reporting the facts, not the spin.
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers, Bruce VanWyngarden, Jackson Baker and John Branston
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