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Your weekly roundup of Colorado news and media, Feb. 25

  Rocky Mountain PBS documentary: Severe racial disparities in Colorado's infant mortality rates When it comes to newborn deaths, Colorado looks pretty good with the 5th lowest overall rate in the...

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.

Colorado Independent’s Williams appears on PBS energy show with Ritter, Xcel...

Colorado Independent energy and environmental reporter David O. Williams will appear tonight on the Rocky Mountain PBS show “Colorado State of Mind” on a panel that includes former Gov. Bill Ritter, Public Service Company of Colorado (Xcel Energy) president and CEO David Eves and Western Resource Advocates executive director Karin Sheldon.

Independent’s Williams to appear on PBS show on climate legislation

Colorado Independent energy and environmental reporter David O. Williams will appear on the Rocky Mountain PBS news show “Colorado State of Mind” tonight at...

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.

Independent’s Williams appears tonight on PBS’s ‘Colorado State of Mind’

Colorado Independent reporter David O. Williams, who covers energy and environmental issues on the state’s Western Slope, appears tonight at 7:30 on the Rocky...

PBS interviews Katie Redding on maternity health insurance bill

The Rocky Mountain PBS blog Panorama interviewed Colorado Independent writing fellow Katie Redding this week about a bill sponsored by Denver Rep. Jerry Frangas...