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Words to live by

Dear Editor:

As Patricia Aufderheide wrote in the magazine In These Times (and excerpted in “Moyers on Democracy,” by Bill Moyers): “This is a moment when public media outlets can make a powerful case for themselves. Public radio, public TV, cable access, public DBS channels, media arts centers, youth media projects, nonprofit Internet news services … low-power radio and webcasting are all part of a nearly-invisible feature of today’s media map: the public media sector. They exist not to make a profit, not to push an ideology, not to serve customers, but to create a public ” a group of people who can talk productively with people who don’t share their views, and defend the interests of the people who have to live with the consequences of corporate and governmental power.”

Kathy Chamberlin