Public Broadcasting has become the indispensable partner of almost every cultural treasure of our American life.
1> Our favorite orchestras reach millions more through our public radio and TV stations as well as attracting many more concertgoers.
2> Magnificent dramas and many kinds of comedy are introduced to more listeners and viewers, who join the audiences in our theaters.
3> Delicious foods are created by talented chefs, who teach us to do this for our families as well.
4> Our children gain more of an understanding of living in a caring community as active citizens from the growing excellence of programming designed for each age group.
5> Public broadcasting has even earned more public trust through the depth of its news, analysis and diverse opinions built on the most important cultural treasure, journalism informing our citizenry.
6> Outreach to new Americans, from Laos, Somalia and many other countries, has helped them affirm their loyalty to our nation even as they feel our welcome to compatible facets of their diverse cultures.
So, I call upon our Members of Congress to increase funding for public broadcasting in each coming fiscal year — or not seek re-election so their constituents can elect Members who share their appreciation of Public Broadcasting.
The notion that the public airways of this country can be bought and sold has, unfortunately, become the mind set of powerful commercial media corporations whose goals and interests are not necessarily “public spirited.”
PBS is a National treasure; a treasure trove of Art, History, Literature, and Music. It is a gold mine of unbiased, in depth news and public affairs reportage.
To me, and millions of other Americans like me, PBS is a bright ray of light in an increasingly long and dark tunnel .
The cost of funding PBS is a laughable no brainer, in lieu of the incredible, endemic, and chronic waste normally associated with other more shameful Federal expenditures.
The Public Broadcasting System belongs to all of us and it is imperative that we stand in its defense. Semper Fideles, PBS! Let’s keep the Lights on!
Our family listens to MPR many times during the day. We usually stream it. We watch Public TV (Channel 2 in this area) for The NewsHour almost every evening — and enjoy other programs during weekday evenings and Sunday evenings.
WE LOVE PUBLIC MEDIA. And we are financial supporters as well.
If we’re not doing that and not watching “The 10 O’clock News,” we are listening to Garrison Keillor on an actual radio or sometimes the car radio — and sometimes seeing him in person at the Fitzgerald Theater.
We love our Public Media. We get to hear well- balanced information giving us usually both sides of an issues.
Thank you for doing the excellent job that you do.
I have been listening to KDHX FM 88.1 for most of it’s over quarter-century of existence. I have been a volunteer during pledge drives for probably 3/4 of that time.
Commercial free, listener supported, independent media is a fountain of diversity and a group of really devoted people who have the public interest at heart.
Also on line at KDHX.org. Give it a listen.
Thanks for supporting public media.
My VPR station wakes me up and I have a radio in every room tuned to VPR so I can hear it all day. I only listen to VPT if there is something on. Otherwise I listen to VPR into the night. When I’m doing something like cleaning or knitting, hearing sophisticated discussions, news reports, and/or classical/jazz music keeps me right on top of worldly events. Television coverage doesn’t get any better than NOVA or Masterpiece Theater. I love public media. It is like a welcome friend in my house.
No commercial TV channel attempts to educate a nation, particularly its children, with in-depth brilliant programming including the arts, science, history and current affairs as does PBS. My wife and I are in our eighties and PBS is our window on the world. It is a precious gem which we must foster PBS is indispensable and worthy of far more government support than it receives.
Public media news and features, are my main source of news, in addition to the Christian Science Monitor magazine. These three sources are independent, balanced in perspective, and present a factual, researched story, with some logical extensions of effect, which I find essential to understand issues, make decisions, and form my own opinion, which is an informed opinion based on understanding and factual structure. Everyone should use this source; there is no other credible alternative.
I think this is the best news show on television, and the News Hour website is a wonderful source of additional or continued features from the News Hour, or watching the News Hour streaming from the website, if it was missed during program time.
I would be lost without you. I know the world through you. You accompany everywhere, in my car and throughout my home from early morning to bedtime. Your voices are my friends. I learn about the beauty and tragedy of all of humanity by listening to your voices. My husband, son, mother, brother, friends and community connect through recollection and sharing of the stories we hear on public radio and public television. It is so true it’s scary. I would be lost without you.
i LIKE TO LISTEN TO KJZZ OUR LOCAL NPR STATION FOR NEWS AND TALK SHOWS. i ALSO LIKE TO DOWN LOAD VARIOUS PODCASTS FROM WAMU, KQED, KERA. RADIOLAB, THIS AMERICAN LIFE, WBUR, AND OTHER VARIOUS NPR BROADCASTS. i CAN LISTEN WHILE I WORK AND DOING OTHER PROJECTS.
I absolutely LOVE my public radio station WXPN, 88.5 out of the University of Pennsylvania! I don’t know what I’d do without it! I’m not a big TV watcher and dislike commercial radio. So thank-you for giving me a forum to share my Love of public radio! Happy Valentines Day to all of those XPN members out there!!~