KCET chairman: Back to PBS some day, maybe

KCET chairman Gordon Bava was asked by Broadcasting & Cable if the Los Angeles station might return to the PBS fold. To much surprise, he said yeah, could be: "That is certainly a possibility. We have not terminated our relationship with PBS, we have suspended it indefinitely. We aren’t sure PBS is willing to accept that distinction, but that is our express intention." One of those surprised is Mel Rogers, the beneficiary of KCET's rash act as head of new local PBS flagship KOCE.

Meanwhile, KCET for whatever reason is making its big stand on the web — as a provider of stuff a lot of websites do already.

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