Good News About Public Broadcasting

June 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Writing

U.S. public broadcasting won a reprieve Thursday as the House of Representatives voted to restore $100 million US in proposed funding cuts.

Last week the House Appropriations Committee had recommended a 25-per-cent budget cut for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a group responsible for distributing federal funds to PBS, National Public Radio and hundreds of smaller public radio and TV broadcasters across the country.

The House voted 284 to 140 to return the $100 million to the corporation’s 2006 budget. [complete article]

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  • Micah

    That is good news. They don’t mention, however, the electronic petition signed on to by over a million people (courtesy, whom I don’t as a matter of course unilaterally support, but did for this issue) and how that might have influenced the outcome.

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