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I'm not voting Third Party- I'm voting for Big Bird!

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 That's right! I'm voting for Big Bird! 

by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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lga1965
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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 PBS is intelligent.

Not your kind of network, huh.

Quoting asfriend:

can someone explain why in 2012 we need a tv network paid for by taxpayers?

Are there not plenty of stations, available?

 

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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lga1965
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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asfriend
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM
We have the Discovery channel, the learning channel, we have many intelligent channels one can order, why should our neighbors pay for us to have intelligent tv?


Quoting lga1965:

 PBS is intelligent.


Not your kind of network, huh.


Quoting asfriend:

can someone explain why in 2012 we need a tv network paid for by taxpayers?

Are there not plenty of stations, available?

 


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survivorinohio
by René on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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I loved Fred Rogers.

Quoting Clairwil:



How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


survivorinohio
by René on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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Quoting asfriend:

can someone explain why in 2012 we need a tv network paid for by taxpayers?

Are there not plenty of stations, available?

Intelligent programing available only on pbs.is why in 2012 we need pbs.  They teach a good many children reading skills and are even featured in our classrooms on a regular basis.

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM
I guess there are but we don't pay for cable. We only watch the PBS channels in our home. Only decent programming IMnotHO, esp for this 42yo w/a 5yo DD.


Quoting asfriend:

can someone explain why in 2012 we need a tv network paid for by taxpayers?



Are there not plenty of stations, available?

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rfurlongg
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:46 PM
Jump a bump for those who feel pbs is predominantly funded by govt monies.

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

 


PBS stations are commonly operated by non-profit organizations, state agencies, local authorities (e.g., municipal boards of education), or universities in their city of license. In some U.S. states, PBS stations throughout the entire state may be organized into a single regional "subnetwork" called a state network (e.g., Alabama Public Television). Unlike public broadcasters in most other countries, PBS does not own any of the stations that broadcast its programming (i.e., there are no PBS owned-and-operated stations (O&O) anywhere in the country). This is partly due to the origins of the PBS stations themselves, and partly due to historical broadcast license issues.


In the modern broadcast marketplace, this organizational structure is considered outmoded by some media critics. A common restructuring proposal is to reorganize the network so that each state would have one PBS member which would broadcast state-wide. However, this proposal is controversial, as it would reduce local community input into PBS programming, especially considering how PBS stations are significantly more community-oriented, according to the argument, than their commercial broadcasting counterparts.


One would think that PBS would be pro-repub agenda as it is locally run and serves the needs/viewing preferences of local market. It takes only what? .01% of federal monies and exists through chartitale donations, locally run and operated? Isn't that a repubs dream? Limited big government, local control by the people? Why throw big government weight around by giving Big Bird the ax?

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Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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Quoting asfriend:

We have the Discovery channel, the learning channel, we have many intelligent channels one can order, why should our neighbors pay for us to have intelligent tv?

You could fund it two ways:

1) adverts

2) subscription

If you choose subscription then precisely those poor parents whose children are most in need of additional help won't get it.

If you choose adverts, you're talking about adverts targetted at children (and programs designed to have high viewing figures, rather than ones designed to be most helpful to just those who need them)

asfriend
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:14 PM
World to end tomorrow, poor and minorities to be hurt the most.

tiresome.


Quoting Clairwil:


Quoting asfriend:

We have the Discovery channel, the learning channel, we have many intelligent channels one can order, why should our neighbors pay for us to have intelligent tv?

You could fund it two ways:

1) adverts

2) subscription

If you choose subscription then precisely those poor parents whose children are most in need of additional help won't get it.

If you choose adverts, you're talking about adverts targetted at children (and programs designed to have high viewing figures, rather than ones designed to be most helpful to just those who need them)


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