PBS Ombudsman: Drones Program Would’ve Been Better Off Without Lockheed Martin Support

By: Monday February 4, 2013 5:52 pm

The ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has responded to complaints about the perception that an episode of NOVA called “Rise of the Drones” received “additional funding” from Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest US military defense contractors in the United States. In my review of the documentary on January 24, which was published [...]

‘Rise of the Drones’ Is Mostly a PBS Infomercial for the Military Defense Industry

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 12:34 pm

The widely-acclaimed PBS program, NOVA,┬ápremiered a documentary on unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. The documentary, “Rise of the Drones,” was produced to explore how the technology is revolutionizing warfare and creating the next generation of cutting-edge surveillance. It was created to provide a glimpse at how the technology has advanced and how innovations might progress [...]

In Yemen, Al Qaeda vs. US Drones

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 4:45 pm

A recent edition of the PBS program “FRONTLINE” examined how Al Qaeda has taken over cities and rugged mountain areas of Yemen and taken advantage of civil unrest in the country brought about by the Yemen uprising that began the spring of last year. The edition followed journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad as he courageously traveled to [...]

Post-Iowa Caucus, CBS/AP Dwell on Occupy’s Impact on Outcome

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 11:13 am

CBS/AP has posted a report on “Occupy the Iowa Caucus,” which sought to have some kind of influence on the Iowa Caucus that happened yesterday. The report concludes that while there were “attention-grabbing protests” in the run-up to the Caucus the outcome of the Caucus shows Occupy has not “matured into a political force.” CBS/AP [...]

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