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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

I think they even run those ads online, I usually stream their programs.

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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

On 3/24/2015 Lila Belle said:

The pledge drives remind me to pledge. I do the automatic pledge.

My local PBS shows the best of their programming during pledge time.

Me too. Yes, I may buy CDs or DVDs I'd normally not purchased. I've enjoyed almost every one. We've also attended some great concerts.

I'd rather suffer through pledge drives than endless commercials.

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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

They did have a marathon of Rick Steves' shows during pledge time recently on our station, and I really enjoyed those. Oh, and last weekend they showed The Three Tenors...fabulous!
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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

On 3/24/2015 sfnative said:
On 3/24/2015 Lila Belle said:

The pledge drives remind me to pledge. I do the automatic pledge.

My local PBS shows the best of their programming during pledge time.


Don't you get it? It's a draw, just to get people to watch and pledge. I refuse to fall for that snake oil marketing.

{#emotions_dlg.ohmy} Snake oil?

It's to pay for the programing we all love. Surely you've noticed PBS isn't running ads for Viagra, etc?

Ads pay for programing, PBS needs funding and much of it comes from those who financially support the stations.

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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

On 3/24/2015 Marienkaefer2 said: They did have a marathon of Rick Steves' shows during pledge time recently on our station, and I really enjoyed those. Oh, and last weekend they showed The Three Tenors...fabulous!


Here, too. I really like watching the Rick Stevens shows.

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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

I rarely watch PBS. Just Downton Abbey and Antiques Road Show mostly. When Mr. Selfridge comes on I'll watch. Otherwise, like the OP said it's just hawking memberships half the time.

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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

On 3/24/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 3/24/2015 sfnative said:
On 3/24/2015 Lila Belle said:

The pledge drives remind me to pledge. I do the automatic pledge.

My local PBS shows the best of their programming during pledge time.


Don't you get it? It's a draw, just to get people to watch and pledge. I refuse to fall for that snake oil marketing.

{#emotions_dlg.ohmy} Snake oil?

It's to pay for the programing we all love. Surely you've noticed PBS isn't running ads for Viagra, etc?

Ads pay for programing, PBS needs funding and much of it comes from those who financially support the stations.

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1} ITA. So much whining here about PBS pledge drives.

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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

We don't seem to have those infomercials with the doctors on PBS. Maybe they air in the wee hours here?

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Re: I do watch PBS, and I'd watch more often if

So someone expressing an opinion is now whining. Got it.

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On 3/24/2015 beammeupscottie said:

So someone expressing an opinion is now whining. Got it. {#emotions_dlg.crying}

Actually I didn't mean this thread, I am thinking of previous threads, in which a few complained about "money-begging" on PBS. Stuff like that, yes, it's whining.