September 25, 2018

Can PBS Be Good For Kids Again?

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

PBS used to be great for children. There were days when their broadcasting was really worthwhile and valuable for children.

I want to show you a clip of Mr. Rogers testifying before Congress about the importance of PBS. It’s something that makes me cry every time I see it. It’s amazing to see someone who loves educating and helping children so much, and it makes me wonder whether PBS can ever get back on track.
In recent years, PBS has begun introducing politics to its shows – and I wonder whether it’s possible to ever return to the era of positive broadcasting for children.


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commented 2018-09-26 10:50:45 -0400
We pick up several over-the-air PBS channels. I can’t speak to the shows for children, but if they follow the substance of the adult stuff, with few exceptions the content swings between lies and utter drivel.

Nature and science documentaries are just covers for preachy lessons on AGW, evil GMOs, Endangered species, and the rape of the planet. And there has been a rise in the broadcast time devoted to victimhood: school children coming out of the closet; the trials and tribulations of homosexuals; pig-tailed Indians recounting the supposed words of their ancestors; veterans afflicted by the PTSD epidemic; and of course, how every aspect of whitey’s system are nothing but constructs designed to keep the black man down.

And the various PBS news broadcasts and current affairs programs have all the objectivity of CBC’s products.

Wearisome, predictable, insulting crap. So little for the mind.
commented 2018-09-26 00:57:21 -0400
Ron Shea there were some good ones back then, Electric Company and House of Frightenstien were awesome as well.
commented 2018-09-25 17:25:40 -0400
I was privileged to grow up in the early 1970’s watching Sesame Street at the height of Jim Henson’s creative powers. It was entertaining and educational. A truly fabulous show that reminded kids that they were kids and that they could as they grew older, become someone of worth to help themselves, their families, friends and communities.

Now in the present, with the post-modernists having hijacked the educational system, I can only think of the quote from Hitler when I think of these so called educators poisoning the mind of the innocents with their leftist social engineering group think.

“I want to raise a generation of young people devoid of conscience – imperious, relentless, & cruel.”