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Politics and law from a British perspective (hence Politics LAW BloG): ''People who like this sort of thing...'' as the Great Man said

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Friday, May 07, 2004

NPR: Yay, it's pledge drive time

Inspector Javert? The Mountie (who always gets his man)? No human endeavour involves more dogged persistence in the face of massive odds than the public radio pledge drive.

BBC radio listeners have to suffer smug, loud un-BBC promos between programmes. But American public radio pledge season seems to infect the entire output.

I was just trying to listen to WBUR - closest American radio to England, more or less - but these nice almost-BBC types forcing themselves to shill like carpet-sellers in a souk is just too much!

Back to the car wreck that is Morning Sedition on Air America. (It has a cute English girl, and chauvinism is blind. To an extent. But - get some content, people!)

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