Scott Griffin did a nice job in his letter “Targeting PBS” (Jan. 27), pointing out why PBS should not be a target for federal spending cuts. This certainly is a topic that needs attention by the public.
Republicans have long wanted to cut funding to PBS. In fact, during the presidential debates, candidate Romney was rather straightforward when he told Jim Lehrer that if elected, he would fire Mr. Lehrer and Big Bird.
It takes narrow-minded politicians (Gov. Jindal would call them “stupid” politicians) to propose discontinuing shows like “Sesame Street” and others that Mr. Griffin correctly states as “simply the best the medium has to offer.”
How else would we get the specials on music, our national parks, the Civil War, baseball, and the list goes on?
Mr. Romney claimed that it is because PBS is a burden on the federal budget.
How deceitful. The only reason I can think of that any politician would consider cutting funds for PBS is because its news programs are unbiased and intended to inform, rather than influence, the public.
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