One of the few decent, informative, substantive, worthwhile things on TV and radio is public broadcasting. Because it really is "fair and balanced", unlike other cable networks that claim they are, it has been under right wing attack. Thank goodness the moderates prevailed and funding was restored after 100 million dollars in grants to local PBS stations were threatened to be cut.
Local knowledge and local control over the TV and radio airwaves is important for the health of our democracy. The corporate media giants which control the airwaves amounts to propaganda machines which manipulate the public mind by feeding it only what the corporate and political rulers want it to see and hear and thus think.
Support your local PBS TV station and NPR radio station. I do.