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Thread #54153   Message #839130
Posted By: Ron Olesko
02-Dec-02 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: Folk Music On PBS
Subject: RE: Folk Music On PBS

I realize that. You missed my point. I was trying to say that this "special" would not have been produced if it wasn't for the fact that back in the early 1960's there were large numbers of records sold for this type of "folk" music. Sure we can blame PBS for airing it, but I was trying to say that we should also fault those who bought it, if we are looking to blame. Personally I think everyone is entitled to get pleasure from whatever they want.

Many people first discovered folk music through these artists and they should receive credit for that.   However the special did not exactly give an accurate portrait of the time or the music.

You are 100% correct in your opinion of PBS. I know a number of former PBS producers who can't find work because the network has become so insular and panders to a commercial audience.