Sunday, June 26, 2005
The Fight To Save PBS & NPR Moves To The Senate
On June 23, 2005 the House of Representatives voted to restore 100 million dollars of funding for the Public Broadcasting Service and National Publid Radio. Republic leaders were rebuffed in their effort to slash 200 million dollars from these two public broadcast entities, so they did succeed in acheiving half of their goal. Now the battle shifts to the Senate. Because of the victory in the House of Representatives supporters of PBS and NPR are encouraged that funding for chidren's programs like Sesame Street and news programming could be fully restored if the public expresses its opposition to cuts in funding to Senators in the same manner that it did to house members. The current board of PBS in Republican laden. It's current president Fred Tomlinson is interfering with programming by installing a Republican National Committe operative to a major executive position. Now is the time to call your Senators and demand quality children's programming and unbiased news reporting prevail at PBS and NPR. Contact your Senator at: www.senate.gov.