• Donald Trump Jul 31, 2017

    PBS CEO Warns That Federal Cuts Will Sink Some Stations

    The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting’s future if federal funding is axed as called for by President Donald Trump. “PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will,” CEO Paula Kerger said Sunday. “There is no Plan B for that.” PBS’ share of the roughly $450 million in federal funds allocated...

  • Donald Trump May 1, 2017

    Federal Budget Deal Would Spare Arts Agencies

    The new federal spending bill would spare — and even slightly increase — funding for three arts-related agencies that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. The agreement announced Monday calls for the CPB’s budget to remain the same, at $445 million. Spending for...

  • Donald Trump Apr 2, 2017

    Goodbye, Gestalt Gardener? Cuts Threaten More Than NPR

    In a Mississippi Delta hamlet that calls itself the “Catfish Capital of the World,” public radio is one of Gus Mohamed’s constant companions on his long commutes past cotton and soybean fields. One of his favorite shows, “Gestalt Gardener,” bears some hallmarks of public broadcasting stereotypes: quirky voices, cheesy music and zealous listeners calling with questions. And it could go...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2017

    Viral Video Imagines Elmo Getting Fired Over PBS Budget Cuts

    A viral online video imagines lovable “Sesame Street” character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS.

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