The cancel culture ax falls on old time radio
today at 12:23 pm
It’s not just statues that are getting picked off one by one by the growing determination to rub out our past.
MADISON – Wisconsin Public Radio will end production of the long-running “Old Time Radio Drama” in June, WPR announced this week. The program, which will air for the last time on June 14, currently airs on Saturday and Sunday nights on stations in The Ideas Network.
The program, featuring radio dramas from the 1930s to 1960s, will be replaced by “PRX Remix,” which showcases stories, podcasts and documentaries from independent creators and the PRX podcast network Radiotopia.
The period often is referred to the Golden Age of Radio. Is it fair to ask if every program from that period offended and that the entire series should be censored as a result?
I assume someone will be screening the new program, PRX Remix, to ensure the absence of any material that offends someone, somewhere.
Reminds me of the Catholic Legion of Decency, founded in 1933 to screen films that contain morally objection content whose viewing would constitute a mortal sin. Except that NPR is a federally subsidized, Congressionally established institution.
One more example of neo-McCarthyism.
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