KPBS producer laments loss of local shows

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Pat Finn, producer of Full Focus, the local weekday public affairs show produced by KPBS-TV in San Diego, laments the station’s recent decision to pull the plug in this editorial. KPBS is also canceling A Way With Words, its local radio show focused on language; the move eliminated 12 staff positions associated with the two programs. While both shows had some success in the past, Doug Myrland, g.m., said in a statement, “trends indicate their future potential for audience and revenue growth is minimal.”