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October 13, 2010
I heard the voice of Carl Sagan today, calling it from the past, twenty years ago, rebroadcast on a Science Friday podcast; he was talking about the return to manned space exploration. Which made me pause and ask, what happened to PBS? Back in the day, they produced Cosmos and Connections, which were good, interesting programming, but I canít think of any thought-provoking miniseries on PBS in recent times. And now that we have DVR, I could actually record all the episodes to watch at my leisure. Is this downgrading of PBS programming the result of cable and independent channels?