A bit of good news emerged amid Trump's scorched earth exit and the raging Covid 19 pandemic.
The beloved Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will be shown on public television this year as well as Apple's subscription-based streaming channel.
Broadcast on commercial networks for years, cartoonist Charles Schultz's TV classics were to be shown only on the Apple + channel until public outcry resulted in Apple reaching a deal with PBS to broadcast the shows.
The Thanksgiving show will air on PBS Sunday, and the Christmas special featuring Vince Guaraldi's haunting jazz score Dec. 13. The shows will also be offered on Apple +, including times of free viewing.
Alas, the agreement arrived too late for the Charlie Brown Halloween special and the Great Pumpkin, absent from the public airwaves this autumn. Maybe next year, big boy.
Charlie Brown's Christmas includes a Bible verse and the singing of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."
But the widespread love for the show likely will head off any protest about it being shown on a channel partially funded by taxpayers.
We only hope that PBS avoids any temptation to carry out pledge drives.