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A ‘modern-day book-burning crusade’ alleged in Colorado Your weekly roundup of...

"In Colorado, it’s very real. A modern-day book-burning crusade is underway." That's according to Jim Duncan, director of the nonprofit Colorado Library Consortium, who has been ringing...

The Indy’s Corey Hutchins talks about The Colorado Voter Backlash On...

Colorado Independent journalist Corey Hutchins sat down with reporter Ernest Luning of ColoradoPolitics.com and host Jon Caldara, president of the Libertarian-leaning Independence Institute, to talk about voting issues in Colorado on...

Last year’s JeffCo school board battle is the subject of a...

Who would spend $1 million in a school board race? Residents of Jefferson County, particularly those with school-aged children, are almost certainly familiar with how...

Big Bird hunter Lamborn pitches for PBS

Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn made national news the past two years for spearheading the Republican drive to end federal funding for public broadcasting. "It’s time for Big Bird to earn his wings and learn to fly on his own," he said. In a bold marketing move, Rocky Mountain PBS has now tapped Lamborn for a fundraising spot. "We don't always see eye to eye on everything about public broadcasting," says Rocky Mountain PBS CEO Doug Price, standing next to Lamborn, to awkward and entertaining effect.

GOP-targeted PBS pulls down prestigious Walter Cronkite Award

Colorado Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn has led the charge to strip government funds from public broadcasting, saying that outlets like PBS and NPR are biased against conservative politics and that the news shows are popular enough after 40 years to survive on advertising revenues. Surveys have consistently shown however that, in the era of overheated cable news, Americans like the product that the not-for-profit business model has delivered, ranking PBS, for example, the most trusted institution in the nation. This week the PBS Newshour was awarded the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for political television coverage. Gwen Ifill accepted the award in Los Angeles as PBS's cable news counterparts hosted "birther" conspiracy theorists and sent hundreds of reporters each to London to cover the royal wedding, many more than they sent to Japan to cover the natural and nuclear disasters last month and many more than they have stationed in the powder keg Middle East.

Killing Big Bird: GOP budget would end PBS / NPR funding

The Republican House majority put out a shocker of a budget Thursday that would slash spending by $32 billion in the next seven months. Among the glaringly ideological Republican targets are environmental protection programs and public broadcasting. The "war on Big Bird," as some fans of PBS have called it, has a strong backer in Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn, who this session has introduced two bills to zero out funds for public TV and radio.

Blockbuster Arizona immigration law exposé sure to fuel anti-NPR campaign

NPR's blockbuster investigative report exposing the private prison industry's role in writing and bankrolling the "lock 'em up" Arizona immigration law that passed earlier...

Lamborn leverages FOX anti-NPR campaign to win support for anti-PBS bill

Colorado Springs U.S.Rep. Doug Lamborn is leveraging the FOX News campaign to strip taxpayer funding from National Public Radio to ignite interest in a...

Lamborn seeks to end funding for public broadcasting

Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announced Thursday that he had introduced legislation to cut funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting after 2012. Lamborn said that times had changed since the government first began funding public broadcasting and that in the age of "500 channels" it is no longer necessary to subsidize access to TV and radio for American citizens.

Denver PBS station alone in airing abortion-rights film in primetime

Monday night, at 7:30 pm, Denver PBS station KBDI (channel 12.2) is airing director Dorothy Fadiman's award-winning three-part abortion rights trilogy "Choice: Then...