CBC PETER MANSBRIDGE

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With So Many Scandals, Why Should We Save the CBC?

The CBC brass need to pay attention to the general public's growing apathy towards an institution too often in the news for the wrong reasons. Uncomfortable corporate silences. Lingering questions. Unanswered inquiries. CBC fans can't explain this riddle to themselves, much less to lukewarm listeners. As the embattled broadcaster lobbies for increased government dollars to "Save the CBC" underneath a cloud of checkered transparency and puzzling rationales, taxpayers' appetite for increased spending dries up.

Watching the Watchdog: Snoozing Through "The National"

With a federal budget coming down in just three weeks, Peter Mansbridge asks the Bottom Line panelists, "What's so bad about running a deficit?" Nearly 20 minutes later, I still haven't a clue. Only bright point is that Mansbridge suddenly becomes a lot more human now he can talk to real people.