Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Big Bird being Chopped

Republicans take a shot at Big Bird

Republicans on the House subcommittee that controls public broadcasting have voted to reduce and eventually eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting. The effects would be disastrous.

This extreme abuse of power is doing nothing but harm to public education, reasoned debate, and unique programming. To attack something that has been so beneficial to virtually every American is unfathomable. For years, parents and teachers have looked to these programs as a safe haven on the broadcast spectrum — a rare find in a time when it's hard to trust that children won't be inundated with questionable material.

Sign the Petition to Protect PBS, NPR and Big Bird!

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