I listen/watch every day. NPR and PBS are public services that should be supported.
Congress should definitely support public television. As a mother of twins who are now thirty-seven, public television provided programming that gave me the peace of mind that my children were watching wholesome, educational and fun television while I did household chores. To this day, my children can sing many of the tunes they learned while watching PBS. Their success in school (both college graduates) can be partially attributed to the wonderful work done by public television. My two grandsons are three and five years old and they too are enjoying public television.
Public Broadcasting, both television and radio, have been my constant companions and major sources of information since before graduating from college. My mother and I would listen to the Peoria public radio station at that time, I believe it was WCBU, broadcasting from the Bradley University campus. When I moved to Chicago for a job in 1975 at the National College of Education in Wilmette, Illinois, I was so pleased to discover Chicago’s WBEZ. Amazing programming! Since moving to Chicago, I have supported WDCB, WBEZ, WTTW (and WFMT) and WYCC because they all offer this region a wide variety of intelligent programming. I don’t think I can ask my lawmakers to vote to support something I wouldn’t be willing to support. So, I have put my money, about .5% of my income, where one ordinarily only finds my mouth. That’s how important it is to me. Please vote to continue the relatively modest support that the government has been contributing to Public Broadcasting. Terri Gross, Scott Simon, Ken Burns, Bob Edwards, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Nova, History Detectives, Frontline, and the list goes on and on and on. Support this National Treasure. Please. Thank you.
10+ years ago I would pass right by PBS shows like a flash. Today I watch at least 1 show every night of the week and weekend. The variety of programming you can’t find anywhere else and the influx of English shows from the UK is thrilling. What a way to see what TV in another country is like.
Thank you for recognizing that we need this!!!
Public TV and public radio are national treasures that deserve the support of our federal government. I have been paying federal taxes for over a half century, and I WANT some of my tax money to be used to support public broadcasting.
Public broadcasting is educational and clean, and provides programming, such as classical music, that simply is not available from commercial TV or radio.
I urge you to give your full support public broadcasting.
My family couldn’t live without Public Media – both on TV and Radio. The programs are wonderful, both from a learning perspective and a substantive entertainment perspective.
Please keep funding it. INCREASE the funding!
Long ago we decided to live without the banality of cable. Our primary television viewing is public broadcasting. The only radio we listen to in our car is public radio. We even stream public radio at home.
Public media is so important because it winsomely fosters some of the cognitive complexity and kindness that the world needs to flourish. Thank you, to all who work in and contribute to this cause.
Public broadcast is all we watched growing up. Thank you for making awesome shows for kids.
The airwaves are public! PBS is the only place where you can get news without corporate slant, educational programming, and the best British dramas.
I count on my local station (KQED San Francisco) for so much! I give on an annual basis and help when I can. I love the local programming as much as the national shows. Especially when its about San Francisco history.
So here’s to PBS! Keep going strong!