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Why PBS Matters to Me

In the first of the 2012 Presidential Debates, Mitt Romney said the following: I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you [Jim Lehrer] too. NPR.org  -Transcript And Audio: First Obama-Romney Debate As it turns out PBS gets actually very little funding from the federal government (See this visual illustration of PBS federal funding).  As Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted: Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help Read more [...]