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Sesame Street & the Value of Public Television
Posted By admin On October 26, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In All,Announcements | Comments Disabled
Young children — and their parents — love and enjoy Sesame Street and all of the award-winning childrens’ programming seen on SOPTV and public television stations across the country. When Governor Mitt Romney prioritized defunding "Big Bird" and PBS to reduce the federal deficit during the first presidential debate, Big Bird became one of the most trafficked Twitter subjects, reaching 17,000 tweets per minute.
When asked about Governor Romney’s comment on Saturday Night Live, Big Bird stated, "I don’t want to ruffle any feathers." Such statesmanship on the part of Big Bird, an 8-foot tall yellow bird who remains just seven years old, is consistent with the values and themes that Sesame Street has shared with America’s children for generations.
In the United States, people consider public broadcasting the best investment of federal funds, second only to national defense. And support for public broadcasting runs all across the political spectrum — a rare achievement in a polarized political environment.
Government funding is only a portion of what keeps SOPTV on the air. Consider these important facts:
Sesame Street works for America’s children and their parents. Think about it. And then Take Action: Call your Representatives in Congress and let them know how you feel about SOPTV and public broadcasting. "Like us" on Facebook  and join the 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting  and show your support however you can.
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