Friday, September 30, 2005

WTF?

I'm pretty sure that if you heard Joan Baez saying "fuck" on TV your head would explode. PBS was in full agreement this week as they once again offered two versions of a program to affiliates, one sanitized, and one as the director intended. You may recall that they did this earlier this year with the Frontline doc A Company of Soldiers. This time it was Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary, No Direction Home. PBS says that to their knowledge, only one station in America aired the unedited version, New York's WNET.

I asked WMHT about this and they didn't get back to me. No surprise ---I mean really, it's not like I'm Mark McGuire.