Apparently, PBS has decided to start getting rid of religious programs from its airwaves.
“Why don’t you like PBS?” you’re wondering. Mostly it’s because whenever they aren’t showing “PBS Exhumes Victor Borge For Your Viewing Pleasure” for the 500th time or stupid thirty-year-old Britcoms about people who live in a department store, they’re showing religious programming.
It seems like every time I turn on PBS they’ve got a Deepak Chopra infomercial for Unlocking the Third Jesus’s Seven Hidden Dimensions of Spiritual Success, or a Wayne Dyer infomercial for Spiritual Principles of Sacred Learning to Co-Create Your Conscious Contact With God Using the Wisdom of the Tao, or Gary Null‘s Health Empowerment: Using Your Life’s Energy As a Prescription to Rejuvenate Your Soul.
It probably doesn’t surprise you that I find such quackery insulting.
However, I still find myself a bit concerned about how they’ll fill the newly-empty 23-hours-a-day of programming! John McLaughlin may be a juggernaut, but I don’t know if Eleanor Clift, Pat Buchanan, Mort Kondracke, or Tony Blankley can go more than an hour a week!
Hopefully they’ve got some old episodes of “Electric Company” in the vaults: