While eating lunch today at Sung Son, I overheard snippets of the conversation from the table behind me. I believe they were all from KCPT.
Man 1: What do the Boomers like to watch? We could pull Lawrence Welk...
Man 2: The audience for Welk is dying at a rate of 10,000 a day.
Man 3: Yeah, all the World War II people.
Man 1: Boomers like travel and cooking shows.
Man 2: And shows about environmental issues, but we can't put too many shows about the environment on or we will be seen as too Liberal, and we don't want that.
Man 1: It's not right, but it's a fact that environmental shows come across as Liberal.
So that's the state of public television, my friends. Take from it what you will.
Personally, I'd like to see less sewing and painting and gardening shows and more musicals, documentaries and Dr. Who reruns. And Red Dwarf. For fuck's sake, PBS - give me my Red Dwarf.