Originally Posted by SoulSyde
When he says "how do you find" he's not speaking in terms of location but approval.
For my friend across the pond, PBS in nothing like the BBC. First, it doesn't have much of a TV presence compared to BBC. PBS is primarily a radio medium in this country. Second, it's fairly politically biased towards the liberal end of the spectrum, which is OK by me but not by many of my fellow Americans. The US is not a country that likes any government funded "anything" so the amount of money pumped into the PBS system is minimal compared to the BBC budget.
On the topic of Breaking Bad... Clearly one of the best shows ever to appear on television. It's a close call for me between The Wire and Breaking Bad as to who takes 1st place in that competition.
I misunderstood...I find PBS to be an absolute lifesaver for the intellect! Programs like "Frontline," "POV," and "The American Experience" should be required viewing for everyone. I do disagree with the comment above that PBS is politically biased. I realize that this doesn't reflect the personal feelings of the poster. Only the most politically conservative, and ironically the most loyal viewers of Fox "News," (which is the virtual propaganda wing of the Republican Party...) would sincerely consider PBS to be politically biased. For the most part, these are also the people that would begrudge the government funding to PBS. (a fairly small portion of their budget...). I also find NPR (PBS' Radio division) to be (except for a few satellite radio stations...) the only thing worth listening to on the radio. I'm not generally considered to be a 'liberal," but I guess "moderate" is looking liberal these days...
Back to "Breaking Bad..." What a great picture!
Edited by DLeeWebb - 10/6/13 at 6:22pm