Daily Archives: May 20, 2013

PR Watch: PBS Killed Wisconsin Uprising Documentary “Citizen Koch” To Appease Koch Brothers

-By Brendan Fischer

May 20, 2013- "Citizen Koch," a documentary about money in politics focused on the Wisconsin uprising, was shunned by PBS for fear of offending billionaire industrialist David Koch, who has given $23 million to public television, according to Jane Mayer of the New Yorker. The dispute highlights the increasing role of private money in "public" television and raises even further concerns about the Kochs potentially purchasing eight major daily newspapers.

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