PBS and its affiliates are notoriously leftist. Their attempts at non-gov't funded talk radio via "AirHead America" went down the tubes because no one listened. They have the rest of TV and Print LSM in the bag, yet still insist we taxpayers fund their hard-left radio programming via NPR.
WIth so many outlets available, why in bloody hell is gov't media necessary? Answer: it isn't. Somehow, I don't think the Founding Fathers envisioned a federally funded network.