Parting (cannon) shot at WNET

Wow. Just wow. When WNET’s Sam Toperoff retires, he really retires. Something tells me CEO Shapiro is pissed. A brief excerpt of Toperoff’s full goodbye letter: On my commutes to work on the E and F lines and occasionally on the Number 7 train, I’d ask people if they watched PBS. Almost no one does. They…

Shales on 'Need to Know': Blech!

A couple days ago TV critic Tom Shales participated in an online chat with Washington Post readers in which he bantered about the Betty White appearance on Saturday Night Live last week and other topics. In the mix he took a few questions about the new PBS program Need to Know (produced by WNET), including…