Radio & Television

COMMENTARY: Public broadcasters are the risk-takers

By Robert Rabinovitch, CBC THE CHALLENGE BROADCASTERS FACE today is strikingly similar to the one faced by newspapers in the 1920s with the dawn of radio; by radio, in the 1950s, with the onset of television; and by newspapers, radio and television in the 1990s with the upsurge of the Internet. Today, in 2005, music videos, television shows and short films can be downloaded on iPods, a new technology that dramatically changes the distribution model of content to consumers. You can now, for a minimal charge, watch last night's programs on your iPod the next morning. For every voice that...