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Governmental Support – By The Numbers

Governmental Support – By The Numbers

| October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

With Big Bird taking some headlines during the presidential debates, I thought it might be good to skim the fact from the fiction as the debate turns to numbers.  Perhaps, as they might say on Sesame Street, this could be “sponsored by the fraction 1/100th!” Here we go – Federal support for public broadcasting in [...]

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Legislation to Defund NPR coming Thursday

Legislation to Defund NPR coming Thursday

| March 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, March 17th, the House will consider legislation that addresses funding for NPR. This legislation will, • prohibit direct federal funding of NPR; • prohibit the use of federal funds provided to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for payment of dues to NPR or for any external national program provider This will have dire [...]

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House Votes to Eliminate Public Media Funding

House Votes to Eliminate Public Media Funding

| February 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

Earlier this morning the House passed a continuing resolution eliminating all federal funding for local public television and radio stations by a vote of 235-189. The vote was along party lines as expected. The official results of the roll call vote on final passage can be found online at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll147.xml. Despite the vote, we understand [...]

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House Bills Call for Cutting Funds for Public Broadcasting

House Bills Call for Cutting Funds for Public Broadcasting

| January 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Three bills have already been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to cut or eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting. Their introduction highlights the very real threat to public broadcasting funding. There are currently no companion bills in the Senate and no current action scheduled on these bills, but we will keep you updated [...]

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170 Million Americans — Get Involved Today

170 Million Americans — Get Involved Today

| January 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

In the coming weeks, public broadcasting will be under the biggest threat of extinction in its history. The fiscal strength of stations around the country is already at an all-time low due to the economic issues of the past two years, plus state funding for stations in Ohio have been reduced over 60 percent over [...]

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