I am a big fan of PBS (Lehrer report, Masterpiece theatre) and NPR (All things considered).
But now public broadcasting in the States is in a mess. The government subsidizes public broadcasting to the tune of $400 million annually. however the Republicans have voted to cut off all funding. Not only that, but a senior executive at NPR was caught slandering the Tea Party by calling them gun-toting bigots and racists. He was forced to resign.
And not only that. The president of public broadcasting, Vivien Schiller has just been forced to resign.
In addition, the disgraced executive said public broadcasting would be better off in the long run if there were no government subsidies?
Do you ever tune in to PBS or NPR?
Should government grants for public broadcasting be cut off as the Republicans want?
What do you think?