SAVE ME!Here’s the bad news: In the next few days, Congress will vote on a bill that could completely eliminate all federal funding for public broadcasting. That’s not an exaggeration.

Here’s the good news: There’s still time to save Elmo.

The government spends only $1.35 per person per year to provide us with PBS, NPR, and the 1000+ local stations that are enjoyed  by 170 million Americans each month. If you’re one of them, then you’re probably as scared as we are at the thought of losing Super Why, All Things Considered, all the wonderful local programming, and of course our beloved Sesame Street.

Public TV and Radio programmingElmo deserves better.

Besides, we think it’s essential to have something on the airwaves that isn’t owned and controlled by a corporation and reflecting corporate interests.

So here’s what you can do. Go to the 170 Million Americans website and follow their easy prompts to write to your Congressmen, spread the message via Twitter and Facebook, and stay informed.

It’s the least we can do to keep educational programs on the airwaves. Without our support, PBS and NPR could become as imaginary as the Snuffleupagus. A thought too depressing for words -Delilah

Go to 170 Million Americans and click Take Action to help save public broadcasting.


Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.


  • Reply February 12, 2011


    I’m not an American citizen but I am a taxpayer and so I hope that it helps!

  • Reply February 18, 2011

    Jennifer Cogan

    I can’t believe what is happening to our country! Cut public tv, school funding, police protection while giving tax cuts to the uberrich and corporations!!! I live in MI and they are cutting programs for handicapped children, police, education, food stamps, preschool programs to get at risk children ready for K while giving MORE money to corporations. Literally taking food away from children! It is disgusting! This has NOT worked! WAKE UP PEOPLE!! They ARE NOT creating more jobs with these tax cuts! They are keeping the money and the very top are getting HUGE bonuses while the middle class is disappearing! Look at what they are trying to do to public employees! Scapegoating middle class workers while giving and giving to huge corporations! This is literally going to be the downfall of our country! Look at Egypt. Rioting in the streets. Most people there are very poor and can hardly afford food and then there are the few that control all the wealth and power at the top. Sound familiar? This is what is happening here! ALL workers need to bond together to stop the corporate takeover of our country. The ONLY way to have a thriving, healthy country is if there is a middle class!

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