Help Senator Feinstein save Sesame Street!
Original post made by Parent of two PBS Kids Fans on Aug 4, 2006
But since the House and Senate passed different budgets, they'll have to compromise in the fall. We can strengthen Senator Feinstein's resolve by sending her thank-you notes from kids who love "Sesame Street" and other PBS shows.
You can print this NPR and PBS thank-you note, have a kid in your life draw a picture on it, then mail it to Senator Feinstein. Click here for the thank-you note: Web Link
Here's where to send it:
Senator Dianne Feinstein
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4-290
Fresno, CA 93721
Senator Feinstein is about to head home for the August recess. This is a perfect moment to give her courage to fight for NPR and PBS with a fun thank-you note. Senators really respond to encouragement from constituents.
on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:00 pm
It might help if some of the millions of dollars Sesame Street took in were used for producion costs.
on Aug 7, 2006 at 7:17 am
One might think that the "it's for the children" trope would get old after a while, but that doesn't seem to be the case. There are some great shows on public television, to be sure. Whether or not the government should be funding them is, of course, a different question (if so many people support them, mightn't there be a chance to get private sponsorship?). Furthermore, the "argument" of "save Sesame Street" completely avoids the question that NPR has become so biased that one can only laugh at the new and interesting ways in which they package that bias.
Why should we spend taxpayers' (i.e., yours and mine) money on something so politically one-sided? I have no problems with people spending their money to support their political views. I do have a problem with people expecting me to spend my money to do so.
I think we'd all be a lot better off and more informed if we really had a discussion about government-funded television instead of simply chiming in with "save Grover!"
on Aug 9, 2006 at 5:53 pm
Add to that the fact that Congress cannot "start" with 'children's programming like "Sesame Street".' At most it can reduce funding for PBS. After that, it is PBS' choice which program or function to eliminate. Same behavior as when any municipal tax cut is proposed, the public is immediately threatened with reductions in police or fire brigade. It is never threatened with reduction of few clerks at the city hall... otherwise the public may actually like it!