Friday, June 29, 2007

ALERT: Making Progress on the PBS Democratic Forum!

Media Matters - ALERT: Making Progress on the PBS Democratic Forum!:

After days of your calls and emails, you have made an impact!

This morning Neal Kendall, executive producer of PBS' Tavis Smiley, released a statement responding to concerns regarding the announced involvement of discredited Republican pollster Frank Luntz in PBS' upcoming forum for Democratic presidential candidates. According to the statement, Frank Luntz is 'not appearing' on PBS' Thursday night programming but is still scheduled to appear on Tavis Smiley the next day to discuss the results of his focus group.

While I am pleased with PBS' announcement that Luntz will not be appearing Thursday, it has yet to address the fundamental problem with its choice of Luntz to participate in analysis of the PBS forum. I urge you to contact the Tavis Smiley program and voice your concerns today!

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