PBS, NPR..this seems for real...
- Subject: This time, it's for real: Save NPR and PBS
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 at
the bottom if you don't believe me.)
Sign the petition telling Congress to save NPR and
A House panel has voted to eliminate all public
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 millionand 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
Already, 300,000 people have signed the petition. Can
you help us reach 400,000 signatures today?
P.S. Read the Washington Post report on the threat to
NPR and PBS at:
L. E. F.
Lauren Everett Farnsworth
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