Noncommercial Television has never really been my cup of tea, but GPB has always been a major part of the city. I remember growing up I would watch programs like Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street on GPB, but once I grew up I stopped watching it. I didn’t get a chance to take a tour of the studio, but I did get a chance to look at their website. I’m surprise that GPB has so much content as far as the online portion.
I must say I was impressed and frankly I really enjoyed reading some of the articles. It seems as though GPB has grown leaps and bound since I stop watching it. GPB is really doing a lot right now in community. They have expanded into radio and has a new channel in association with GSU, which I am involved in.
I love how GPB serves the community. I’m learning so much from my Praticum course with GPB and I wouldn’t have gotten that chance had GPB not been so proactive in the university. As a non-commercial television station it difficult to get funding.
I’ve always admired the programming that GPB offered to kids. There isn’t much clean programming for children except for Sprout and Nick Jr. With GPB growing it would be an ideal first job for journalist looking to get into the business.