Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Do the Right Thing

WMHT is again standing behind controversial programming that their PBS network partner is refusing to air. In this case, it's tonight's Frontline Reports: A Company of Soldiers. The documentary is described by the producers as bringing "the real and raw experience of U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq into the homes of public television viewers." Part of that raw experience
is some rough language, which prompted PBS to edit the show. An unedited version, which WMHT airs tonight at 9pm, was also provided ---but to run it stations had to sign a waiver releasing the network from liability.

In January, WMHT decided to air an episode of Postcards from Buster that had been flagged for its profile of a child with lesbian parents.