I am an educator and strong supporter of public media both professionally and personally. I work with regional Northern California educators to provide professional development that promotes a wide range of student literacy skills. Public broadcasting and PBS LearningMedia provide a wealth of high-quality resources for educators, parents, and students.
I am a grateful consumer of public broadcasting! I watch the PBS News Hour as well as numerous documentaries and educational programming. I believe public broadcasting is a refreshing alternative to the dumbed-down, sensationalized information delivered by commercial network stations.
I recently heard an interview with the author of “Clandestine Meetings,” about how a block musician and a white KKK member grew to respect each other and became friends.
If each one of us could see all other people as human beings, without judging by fear and skin color first, we would be so much better off.
KENW, a PBS station from Portales, New Mexico, is a great station! I find it so extraordinary that I now get 3 PBS stations, I want to keep it that way. I enjoy the programming and the concept that this is Public Television. It offers terrific alternative viewing.
By watching public television programs DESTINOS, FOCUS DEUTSCH, and THE FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSE, I learned all three languages and felt comfortable taking my wife and daughter on tourist trips to Spain, Belgium, Switzerland.
It also inspired me to learn Italian and take two tourist trips to Italy. The British comedy series KEEPING UP APPEARANCES inspired me to take my wife to both England and Australia and to learn to drive on English highways. Public television has therefore enriched the lives of myself and my entire family beyond description. Keep it on all Satellite TV, all Cable, and broadcasting through the open airways.
Thanks Protect My Public Media.
After 13 years running a non-profit that fostered cross-cultural dialogue, I happily accepted a new position as stay-at-home mom last November. My conversations went from “Tell Me More” to Murray’s “Word on the Street.”
NPR keeps me connected to the world beyond my girls. Thanks to public media, my heart ached as I listened to on-the-ground reports from the recent war in Gaza and Israel. I followed the trial of my former governor and explored its impact on national and Virginia politics. And, I got a little more comfortable with my recent diabetes diagnosis after hearing about how Miss Idaho proudly wears her insulin pump on her bikini. Public media enables me to be as conversant in current events with the occasional fellow adult as I am having a discourse about friendly, furry monsters with the preschool set. Thank you, public media.
Public media gives two sides to an issue and then allows me to form my own thoughts and opinions on that matter. NPR and PBS help me and so many others hone in on our critical thinking skills.
Public Media Teaches Me: to see through my children’s eyes
PBS has played a very important part in my life and my children’s lives. There are so many things that I have learned from programs aired on our local PBS station. I guess it can all be placed under “using my imagination”, because the content of the great programming allows me to do so many things from the comfort of my home! I can paint without going to a studio, travel without moving an inch, cook without taking expensive classes, decorate, grow a beautiful garden, and the list is endless!
In my picture, you see the front of my desk that was created by 15 very young imaginative artists who all have watched PBS! I love PBS!
Public media deepens my understanding of the world around me through great programming that promotes learning.
“Public media teaches me the wisdom of Ken Burns.”
Public radio and TV is the lifeblood of a free and vibrant population, living the American dream of free speech, freedom of equality and freedom of thought. It brings content and hope to those of us interested in preserving the American ideal.