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congress to cut funding for pbs/npr

Public Service Announcement from MoveOn..

You know that email petition that keeps circulating about how Congress is slashing funding for NPR and PBS? Well, now it's actually true. (Really. Check the footnotes if you don't believe me.)

Sign the petition telling Congress to save NPR and PBS:

A House panel has voted to eliminate all funding for NPR and PBS, starting with "Sesame Street," "Reading Rainbow," and other commercial-free children's shows. If approved, this would be the most severe cut in the history of public broadcasting, threatening to pull the plug on Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.

The cuts would slash 25% of the federal funding this year—$100 million—and end funding altogether within two years. The loss could kill beloved children's shows like "Clifford the Big Red Dog," "Arthur," and "Postcards from Buster." Rural stations and those serving low-income communities might not survive. Other stations would have to increase corporate sponsorships.

If we can reach 250,000 signatures by the end of the week, we'll put Congress on notice.


P.S. Read the Washington Post report on the threat to NPR and PBS at:

What I said...
No. thats all I can say.

- NO! -

In these divided times, If it irritates the ridiculous religious right, it is good for America in general.

Come on now, be serious. They have Very Good Shows about Jesus on PBS that even a secularist like myself enjoy quite well. The righties wouldnt want to lose that now would they?

If you dont save Public Broadcasting, I Will become Muslim just to p--- you off!

NPR and PBS are the last bastion of intellectual programming on the face of the American Media. Discovery Networks doesnt really count because they dont show actual real world things like The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, and Car Talk with Click and Clack, the Tappet Bros, and of course, always and forever, NOVA! Im sorry if half of the red staters cant read at higher than a 10th grade level and have less than a 100 IQ, you shouldnt make the college educated people suffer just because you dont understand what you see. I would not petition to have Fox N00ze de-licensed.. and remember, the vast majority of money in this country... lies in THE BLUE STATES! We in michigan pay incredible taxes as do they in New York, Mass uh CHEW sits, etc.... yeah thats right, bush was born in a blue state, descended of blue staters, and educated.. in a BLUE STATE!! His Father was born in Milton, Mass!

I Digress

Hey Waitasec - I have a great idea.. Lets get the h-ll out of IRAQ, give 1/4 of the annual budget to rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan(20billion/year), spend a measly billion on a serious effort to find osama bin laden, and put the rest of the 80billion (59 billion) yewarly expenditures into things like libraries and schools, and maybe a few billion to NPR and a few billion to PBS, and then some of that even to Fox News, just to be Fair and Balanced hehe..

At any rate..

Congress must save NPR, PBS and local public stations. We trust them for in-depth news and educational children's programming. It's money well spent.

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