Wednesday, April 20, 2005

PBS In The News Business?

In an interesting follow-up to my last post, about the impending death of network news, it seems that PBS might find itself in the position of building up a network news operation. It seems Don Hewitt, the 83-year-old creator of 60 Minutes, is pushing a newsmagazine for development at PBS. It would be terribly similar, strangely enough, to 60 Minutes. Remember, there are a lot of recognizable names (Donaldson, Koppel, Rather) available now, or in the near future, to bolster such a project.

Not that it would be "fair and balanced", or anything....