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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I don't think any shows should be paid for with tax dollars. If the public wanted those shows, producers would offer them and commercial sponsors would foot the bill.

    The market. Is. Always. Right.

    so you see no need for kids learning shows, with no advertising?

    or taped shows of plays, operas, concerts that the majority of people could never afford to see

    commercial tv has its place....and they make their money

    public broadcasting to me is akin to art and music in schools

    it is almost criminal to not offer them......

    for the few dollars we spend, the benefits are immense
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    so you see no need for kids learning shows, with no advertising?

    or taped shows of plays, operas, concerts that the majority of people could never afford to see

    commercial tv has its place....and they make their money

    public broadcasting to me is akin to art and music in schools

    it is almost criminal to not offer them......

    for the few dollars we spend, the benefits are immense
    If the market wants those things, they'll become available on regular commercial tv

    The market will fill any need there is

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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    so you see no need for kids learning shows, with no advertising?

    or taped shows of plays, operas, concerts that the majority of people could never afford to see

    commercial tv has its place....and they make their money

    public broadcasting to me is akin to art and music in schools

    it is almost criminal to not offer them......

    for the few dollars we spend, the benefits are immense
    No, government shouldn't be in the business of making TV or radio programmes.

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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    If the market wants those things, they'll become available on regular commercial tv

    The market will fill any need there is
    Incorrect. The free market will only fill any need big enough to be cost effective. Not all needs are cost effective. The free market will not fill "all" needs.
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Incorrect. The free market will only fill any need big enough to be cost effective. Not all needs are cost effective. The free market will not fill "all" needs.
    Costs for producing and airing PBS-type programming are no higher than those for commercial programming.

    The only difference is the public interest in them is not high enough to produce the advertising revenue that would offset the cost.

    So basically, the public is not interested in PBS, but the all-knowing leftist faction of the government thinks we need to be spoon fed content we are not interested in watching (if we were interested, that content would be commercially viable).

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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post

    The only difference is the public interest in them is not high enough to produce the advertising revenue that would offset the cost.
    DERP!

    Since the idea is to produce COMMERCIAL FREE content, it is kinda hard to have advertising revenue.
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should tv shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv channels be public domain?
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    Public domain | Define Public domain at Dictionary.com
    the status of a published work or invention upon which the copyright or patent has expired or which has not been patented or subject to copyright. It may thus be freely used by the public





    I say yes for the simple fact we as tax payers paid for it.
    Maybe...if the entire product was totally funded by tax dollars....but with a lot of programming on (partially tax funded) public radio and tv, that isn't always the case.
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    should tv shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv channels be public domain?
    absolutely!
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    DERP!

    Since the idea is to produce COMMERCIAL FREE content, it is kinda hard to have advertising revenue.
    "Commercial free" is a luxury, not a necessity. All the more reason we shouldn't be allocating our tax dollars to such excesses.

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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    "Commercial free" is a luxury, not a necessity. All the more reason we shouldn't be allocating our tax dollars to such excesses.
    Commercial free is a means to removing the influence of corporate bias, to allow less biased expression.

    It would not surprise me in the least that you neither listen/read/watch public radio/tv/sites/publications nor are a direct funder.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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