Public Television

LOS ANGELES - PBS station KCET said Friday it's dropping out of the public TV system and going independent because of a dispute over fees and programming.

WASHINGTON - Daniel Schorr, whose journalism career over more than six decades landed him in the dark corners of Europe during the Cold War and the shadows of President Richard Nixon's notorious "enemies list" in the 1970s, has died.

TOKYO - For the first time since it began televising sumo tournaments 57 years ago, Japan's public broadcasting network decided Tuesday not to air the upcoming competition live because of a gambling scandal that has sullied the sport's reputation.

WASHINGTON - Federal funding will expand the PBS investigative series "Frontline" to a year-round broadcast schedule over the next two years.

Complete list of 2009 Peabody Award winners for broadcasting excellence in news and entertainment: "Modern Family" (ABC), Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu" (CBS), Worldwide Pants, Inc.
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