But make no mistake — in the private media market, particularly the private non-fiction media market, the rule is: viewer beware. In my view, the programming we made mainly served as high-quality bubble-pack, designed to deliver the paid commercials, intact, to the target viewer’s brain. I would say that anyone who believes that moving Sesame Street to Nickelodeon, or NOVA to Discovery Channel — or even turning PBS into a commercial network — wouldn’t fundamentally change the content of that programming, simply doesn’t understand the reality of how the system works.
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