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  1. #1 "Liberals Scream 'Big Bird Will Die' if NPR's Federal Funds Cut ." 
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    The head of National Public Radio on Monday warned House Republicans against zeroing out federal funding for public broadcasting, arguing that cutting off the annual subsidy could shut down some or all of the 900 public radio stations around the country.

    The House Appropriations Committee last week unveiled its budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, which ends Sept. 30. It included nothing for NPR, which has been in the sights of Republicans who say the network's liberal agenda silences any other points of view. Opponents cited the firing of Fox News Channel contributor Juan Williams last fall as an example of its intolerance.

    But NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller warned that radio stations in rural and underserved areas offer "more than 38 million Americans with free over-the-air programming they can't find anywhere else."

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    Now I know why Wei Wei was going nuts today.
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    What does Big Bird have to do with NPR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    What does Big Bird have to do with NPR?
    I think the funding for both TV and radio come from the same pool.
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    I wouldn't shed a tear....
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    It would be nice if regular TV had noncommericals like Public Television.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    It would be nice if regular TV had noncommericals like Public Television.
    They have commercials but they call them partners instead of sponsors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    It would be nice if regular TV had noncommericals like Public Television.
    I'd rather have regular commercials then watching something interesting only to have it interrupted for 30 minutes for a cash drive.
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    Revenue at Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit
    educational organization, increased 4 percent, to $96 million, last year, primarily because
    of new income from international licensing.
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    This was in 2005. I am sure it is over $100 million a year by now. Big Bird can leave the nest and go to commercial TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    They have commercials but they call them partners instead of sponsors.
    I just like a nice even well behaved sound track.

    "Family Guy is brought to you by McDonalds.... home of the original breakfast sandwich." is so much easier on the ears than some tap dancing screaming commercial.

    Why don't regular stations have standards?
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