PBS CEO Responds To Trump’s 2019 Budget Eliminating Public Media Funding

Deadline | 2/12/2018 | Lisa de Moraes
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President Donald Trump has sent Congress his $4.4 trillion spending plan for FY 2019; it calls for elimination of federal funding for public media.

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger issued the following comment:

Public broadcasting has earned bipartisan Congressional support over the years thanks to the value we provide to taxpayers. PBS, our 350 member stations and our legions of local supporters will continue to remind leaders in Washington of the significant benefits the public receives in return for federal funding, a modest investment of about $1.35 per citizen per year, which include school readiness for kids 2-8, support for teachers and homeschoolers, public safety communications and lifelong learning. PBS is focused on providing high-quality content and universal public service to the American people, which is why we enjoy strong support in every region of the country, in both rural and urban areas, and across the political spectrum.”

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