David Fleming
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Save Our Programs

March 26, 2011: Save Our Programs

With National Public Radio losing federal dollars (and my donation is already in), it seems to me that some of the programming needs to be adapted.  One needs a back-up plan, so I'm hoping that NPR is allowing each of their programs to investigate what life might be like if NPR loses funding and has to cut some of their programs.

Radio is a dying medium. The producers of these programs need to consider taking their shows to major television channels, thus allowing more Americans to hear their stories in HD.

I have some suggestions:

Click and Clack should take Car Talk to the Speed network.  Of course, since Speed is owned by Fox, they will have to change their show's title to American Car Talk.

All Things Considered can be shown on the Home Shopping Network, changing the title to All Things Shilled.

The Splendid Table can join with the Discovery Channel to create The Deadliest Catch On The Splendid Table.

Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know needs to partner with ID television to create the crime-detection series Whad'ya Know . . . About This Dead Body.

Wait . . . Wait . . . Don't Tell Me is a natural for the Game Show Network, albeit now called, Wait . . . Wait . . . Don't Whammy.

The Prairie Home Companion can be brought to Animal Planet as The Prairie Dog Home Companion.

And On The Media naturally must be bought by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and changed to the obvious Owning The Media.