: Somebody is finally doing this story: PBS pledge weeks used to be just dull. Now they are horrendous exercises in bad taste and bad sense — worse than anything on network TV. They expose as a lie the belief that PBS viewers are smarter, better educated, and have more taste than the rest of us. Nope. PBS viewers are culture trash.
The Wall Street Journal lists the top 10 pledge programs:
1. Doo Wop 50
2. 3 Tenors — Los Angeles
3. Suze Orman: Courage to Be Rich
4. Les Miserables
5. 9 Steps for Financial Freedom with Suze Orman
7. Yanni: Live at the Acropolis
8. Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop
9. Suze Orman: The Road to Wealth
10. How to Live Forever with Gary Null
It’s all cults and cultural crap.
Compare that with the Top 10 network shows and tell me that PBS viewers deserve to be snotty.
When I was as TV critic, I couldn’t stand the witless twits who’d brag to me that they watched only PBS. But I guess they were all happier than I am in life. For they have Deepak Chopra.