German culture minister slams TV channel for dumbing down arts programmingmain
I’m getting fonder and fonder of Bernd Neumann. The German culture minister who gave the arts a 50 million Euro investment boost last month has turned his guns on the main TV channel ARD, attacking it for replacing arts programmes with talk shows.
And he’s not just on about high culture. This guy likes to give his policy statements in jazz clubs. My kinda minister.