Viewers Like Us:
Restoring the public in public television
In the United States, there’s a “public” element to all broadcasting over the federally regulated airwaves. Audiences have the right to speak up about the changes we expect on the air. That’s why a commercial broadcast license challenge — launched decades ago, yet still within living memory — intrigued Viewers Like Us’s investigative reporter, Akintunde Ahmad. Listen to the bonus excerpt to learn more:
Viewers Like Us, a co-production of filmmaker Grace Lee and Studiotobe, documents the growing disconnect between PBS’s founding mission and the increasingly diverse public it was created to serve.
We envision Viewers Like Us as movement-building through storytelling. In that spirit, we want to gather stories from you—the public—about your experiences, as media makers and audiences, with PBS over the years.