PBS arts programming disappoints columnist

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In today’s column Terry Teachout, the Wall Street Journal’s drama critic, laments what he terms PBS’s “slow but steady shrinkage of airtime devoted to the fine arts, and the increasing trivialization of such cultural programming as does manage to make it onto the network.” Furthermore, “any TV network that claims to be ‘public’ should be offering more than the ultrasafe programming in which Great Performances specializes.”