A visit to Lyon last week got me thinking about how dominant religions absorb and erase competing rites and traditions. France’s second city has been…
The CRTC has banned ads on CBC Radio 2 and ICI Musique. Could television be next?
The Hip concert may have been the most subversive program the CBC has ever aired.
Who after all, will defend the ineptly managed disastrously underfunded CBC? Certainly not the private, for-profit radio and television industry, or even newspapers, all of whom see themselves as being in direct competition with the CBC, both on the air and online.
There’s nothing wrong with the likes of Rogers and Google and Bell trying to make a buck on the debates. But it is important that these programs of national significance be made as widely accessible as possible. And that means that the CBC, with its television and radio networks and its online services—all built at public expense precisely to ensure universality—be included in the distribution process.
r. Lacroix and his senior management team, and the Board of Directors—each in law and precedent charged with defending public broadcasting in this country—should resign, and call for an immediate and complete rethinking of CBC/Radio-Canada’s untenable financing and governance.
the public broadcaster is not a business in any conventional sense. It exists not to make money or to satisfy any financial goals, but to fill a public need—one that is not being served by private media outlets. The CBC is a public good, like the school system, like medicare, like our universities and colleges, our public museums and galleries.