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PBS has written a letter to Obama asking for a Bailout. Your thoughts?

CPB, NPR and PBS, in consultation with APTS, have asked President-elect Obama to include $550 million for noncommercial public-service media in his far larger package of spending and tax cuts to stimulate the economy and upgrade the nation’s infrastructure. The groups' joint letter (PDF), sent Jan. 2, suggests federal aid for six projects involving public radio and TV that will create jobs and “produce sustainable improvements to the nation’s communications infrastructure.”

Your Thoughts?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (18)
  • I am sure he will give it to them, in return for favorable reporting on his administration. Nothing comes free.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • I found somthing free i got my son's glasses fixed at the eye doctor......just wanted to make ya'll laugh.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Well, I think it's ridiculous, but better PBS than the porn industry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • I think the bailout line will continue to grow. We are a nation of too much stuff. Something needs to be done, but a bailout isn't the answer every fricken time.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:50 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • they're asking to be including in order to help create jobs and stimulate the economy so why are you trying to turn it around and act like it's a bad thing? don't we want to stimulate the economy and create more jobs?

    npr, pbs, ect are made possible because of their sponsors and from contributions from their viewers.
    i don't know about you but i contribute yearly to etv and my local npr station because i enjoy using their services. this year, however, i was unable to do so because we just couldn't afford the extra cost.

    Answer by heatherama at 12:14 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • So then heatherama, should it become the GBS (Governmental Broadcasting Station) and determine ALL the things you watch? What if lobbyists want more ballet and less Sesame Street. Your kid loses. Are you ok with that?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Or the lobbysits want more documentaries on the growing of grass and less Sesame Street.
    When does it end?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • This whole bailout debacle is ruining our nation.............the ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY is wanting a bailout!!!!! Where WILL it all end?! Crap, I should stand in line for some bailout!

    Answer by blessed5x at 12:34 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • No thankyou, liberal democrats should be supporting PBS to the hilt. Where did all their money go?
    Obama should name his new puppy Bailout. Did he ever get the damn dog yet? Those girls are still waiting on that promise too.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 12:43 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • roflmbo akinbottom2!! Bailout for the dogs name.....roflmbo!! They can call him marx for short! lol lol lol

    Answer by blessed5x at 12:55 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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