Monday, June 13, 2005
Killing PBS for Its Own Good. Really.
The subcommittee in charge of finding money to help fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) decided to cut that agency’s 2006 budget by 25%—$100 million—from $400 million to $300 million. President Bush had only recommended a slight, $10 million cut in the CPB budget for the upcoming fiscal year.This year's cuts are apparently particularly targeted at children's programming. Show lesbian moms and a bunny, will they? Oh, wait, they didn't actually show that episode did they? There was a massive fear of damage to tender psyches of young bun-buns. Aarg! There's a fair summary of the proposed cuts at Spokane Public Radio. Another is over at TV Squad. What else is there to say?
If those same lawmakers can maintain their vision of CPB’s future as the budget package winds through the House and Senate, the CPB will receive no government funding in future fiscal years.
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