About the Episode
PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger joins us for a newsmaker interview about the present and future of public television. She responds to Republican Mitt Romney's criticism of public funding for PBS, as well as the financial concerns faced by a number of public television stations around the country if federal funding is cut or eliminated. Kerger also talks about the surprising ratings and critical success of Downton Abbey, and how she has survived six years facing funding and political challenges in the top job at PBS. In addition, our Insiders Roundtable weighs in on some of the top stories of the week, from Vice President Joe Biden's fundraising and campaign visit to Seattle, to the latest on the proposed SODO arena debate.