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Roundup: RNC Coverage Feedback Spurs Nostalgia
Last Friday in the roundup we looked at some of the feedback and conversations happening on Twitter during the Democratic National Convention. This week people were just as vocal, and maybe even a little more critical of PBS coverage of the RNC.
@jonathanjulian said, "Did PBS really say that palin's speech was a grand slam? Were they listening?"
Much of the conversation about PBS's coverage of the RNC this week was positive, although some people were upset about some apparent technical glitches and camera issues Wednesday night.
@jennyitup said, "OMG I need to get cable. PBS' camera work is killing me!"
And just like last week, we heard from quite a few people who appreciated scaled back commentary and more straight video of speeches. @KPav said, "PBS's convention coverage struck the right balance of speeches, commentary (Brooks/Shields) and context (historians)."
@rickchatham said, "Charlie Rose (on PBS) coverage of Palin was very good tonight. I forget what a great show it is." Thanks Rick!
Mixed in with the Republican convention chatter were several not so happy viewers who caught onto another wave of publicity this week around Mister Rogers being cut back on many local stations, @Groovy said "[I'm] saddened to hear that as of this month most PBS stations stopped airing reruns of Mr. Rogers because he 'doesn't appeal to today's youth'". The story is a bit more complicated than that. Read our blog post from last month to learn more.
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