Pbs newshour podcast not updating
Enjoy the most popular shows from PBS anywhere, anytime, including Masterpiece hits* like Poldark, Downton Abbey, Mr.Selfridge, Wolf Hall, as well as Nature, NOVA, and more.We were greeted with this notice today: NBC is dropping all their video podcasts, without explanation.They’re also dropping don’t have this notice yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that happen.RSS, semantic markup, microformats, and open APIs all enable interoperability, but the big players don’t want that — they want to lock you in.[…] RSS represents the antithesis of [vendor lock-in]: it’s completely open, decentralized, and owned by nobody, just like the web itself.NBC isn’t the only one to drop their news video feeds; CBS and ABC seem to have dropped theirs a while ago.
I would encourage you to show Rachel Maddow support for this.UPDATE (2015-02-15): As of yesterday – Valentine’s Day of all days – the NBC podcasts are discontinued.The closest replacement I’m aware of is the PBS News Hour You Tube Channel or PBS News Hour Video RSS Feed (not a video podcast, unfortunately).Forcing the content through an app is a step backwards.Marco Arment of Instapaper fame described this well when he wrote about RSS, the technology behind video podcasts: This isn’t an issue of “openness”, per se — Twitter, for instance, has very good reasons to limit its API.
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