Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger On Proposed Cuts to Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting
"Cutting federal funding for public media would result in a tremendous loss to our country that would be especially devastating for rural and underserved communities. For about $1.35 per citizen, per year, Americans reap significant benefits in terms of school readiness for children, trusted resources for teachers and homeschoolers, civil discourse and critical public safety communications.
"That’s why in a recent bipartisan survey, large majorities of Republican and Democratic voters from every region said that public television is an excellent value and strongly opposed any reduction in federal funding for public media."
Jennifer Rankin Byrne