20 02, 2014

PBS returns millions to anti-pension crusader who funded TV series

2014-03-11T00:09:24-07:00February 20th, 2014|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , |

A member station within the Public Broadcasting Service announced Friday that it would return a $3.5 million grant to a former Enron executive who first provided the money to fund an anti-pension series. WNET, the New York City affiliate of PBS, said production on the planned series, dubbed “Pension Peril,” would be suspended indefinitely after journalist David Sirota of PandoDaily revealed the money was coming from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. John Arnold, a former executive at the [...]

14 02, 2014

The Wolf of Sesame Street: Revealing the secret corruption inside PBS’s news division

2014-02-14T18:08:10-08:00February 14th, 2014|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , |

On December 18th, the Public Broadcasting Service’s flagship station WNET issued a press release announcing the launch of a new two-year news series entitled “The Pension Peril.” The series, promoting cuts to public employee pensions, is airing on hundreds of PBS outlets all over the nation. It has been presented as objective news on  major PBS programs including the PBS News Hour. However, neither the WNET press release nor the broadcasted segments explicitly disclosed who is financing the series. Pando has exclusively [...]

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