Hackers post fake story on PBS site

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David Fanning: “Frontline’’ producers hear impassioned responses all the time… Having a group attack the PBS website over a news program was unusual but “probably not unexpected,’’ he said.

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WGBH changes sting public radio rival

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From the Boston Globe: Thousands of listeners are leaving WBUR and tuning into WGBH-FM 89.7, which last year replaced music programs with news and talk shows very much like WBUR’s.

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Remembering Beth Deare

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Friends and former colleagues of Beth Deare gathered at WGBH over the weekend to celebrate the life of the award-winning producer who died in a fire at her home in Newton in February.

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Update: WGBH/AEEF contract dispute

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From the Boston Globe: About 100 WGBH employees demonstrated outside the public broadcaster’s Brighton headquarters yesterday as managers implemented a contract rejected by its largest union.

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Contractual issues

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From the Boston Globe: Union busting at WGBH? How will that play during Pledge Week? Labor-management relations at the World’s Greatest Broadcast House are sinking quicker than PBS ratings.

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Public stations could lose a big supporter

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From the Boston Globe: Near the midnight hour on Capitol Hill, Democrats tried to preserve at least $430 million that the federal government plans to spend this year to subsidize radio and television stations across the country, including Boston’s WBUR and WGBH.

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A public broadcasting debate

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From the Boston Globe: The newly elected members of the 112th Congress are working from a conservative ideological playbook and talking a big game where budget-cutting is concerned. Inevitably they will be tempted by a proverbial piece of low-hanging fruit, the $420 million annual appropriation for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Fred Barzyk premieres new drama

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Fred wrote, directed, and produced “The Journey” to see if it was possible to make a full length television drama at a public access station with an all volunteer cast and crew.

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A reel deal for blind, deaf

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WGBH staffers in Brighton and in Burbank, Calif., caption on average 110 movies for the deaf and hearing-impaired annually and narrate 70 films a year for blind moviegoers.

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WGBH steps into mobile TV market

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From The Boston Globe — 10/26/2010 You could watch live shows from Boston public television station WGBH on your cellphone, if you had the right kind of cellphone. Right now, hardly anyone does, but that may soon change as consumer electronics companies start to adopt Mobile DTV, a new technology that could turn millions of…

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