PBS Retaliates

Filed in National by on October 4, 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyron tweeted, “Cutting PBS support (0.012% of the budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive.”


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  1. John young says:

    PBS must stay! It cultivates the garden of your mind! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM

  2. Joe Cass says:

    A less informed and uneducated electorate is a republican electorate.

  3. Gloworm says:

    Is PBS in all of its 20th century technology really the best delivery vehicle for culture and education. How much more effective could it be as a specialty content producer instead of airtime filler?

    Jus’ sayin’

    There’s room for retooling.

  4. nemski says:

    @Gloworm, good argument for retooling PBS, however that wasn’t what was said.

  5. nemski says:

    BTW, I think that PBS should divorce itself from the government in the long run. But, boy oh boy, there’s nothing like attacking PBS that galvanizes the liberals. If Romney wants poke us some more, he should talk about taxing lattes. We’ll give you our lattes when you take it from our cold, dead hands.

  6. Gloworm says:

    I don’t think continuing an endless government subsidy is the solution. There are more than enough marketplace tools to fund the programming. Unless the PBS folks just aren’t as creative as you think???

    People will pay for a good product. Find the right way to charge them.

  7. puck says:

    The whole point of PBS is it’s the channel that is funded but DOESN’T have to chase commercial dollars (even though that has been strained by cutbacks and corporate sponsorships). Sure you can end the minimal subsidies that are left, but then PBS would become something else and we would have lost something important.

    I don’t think the pre-school programs that helped my children read and learn, or the science and history dramas that we now watch on PBS, or the high-quality radio news, would be available at all. I might be willing to pay an increased share, but it wouldn’t be enough. That’s why it has to be a public commitment.