PBS Bans New Religious Programming

Channels that already carry church services allowed to continue
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2009 8:20 AM CDT
Programs dealing with religion from a journalistic point of view, such as last year's "The Jewish Americans," will not be affected by the new PBS guidelines.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
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(Newser) – PBS has voted to enforce its longstanding prohibition on sectarian broadcasts and ban its stations from carrying any new religious programming, the Washington Post reports. As a compromise, the few stations that already air church services and religious lectures will be allowed to continue to do so. Religious discussions that don't favor a particular point of view still have the public broadcaster's blessing.