Religious leaders unite to plead to ABC board

American Broadcasting CompanyAlmost 30 religious leaders have united to plead with the ABC board to refrain from planned cuts to the national broadcaster’s coverage of religion, which they say is “crucial in the life of our nation” and its identity.

Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu leaders sent an an open letter addressed to ABC Managing Director Mark Scott and Chairman James Spigelman late on Tuesday, on the eve of a board meeting on Wednesday, saying they were “especially concerned” that the proposed cuts would include:

Abolishing the position of executive producer of TV religion, leaving ABC television without a specialist head of the topic;

Full article at The Sydney Morning Herald

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