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Old 03-16-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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I know this will be a big disappointment to some, but congress can't defund NPR. NPR receives no federal funds:



The local stations receive some funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a taxpayer-funded, nonprofit, private corporation, created by Congress in 1967.

Congress can defund the CPB, which essentially is a war on Sesame Street, Nova and other programming that gets it's primary support from CPB.

In other words, defunding CPB would hurt public television a lot more than NPR and eliminate much of the funding that small stations in rural areas get...
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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I know this will be a big disappointment to some, but congress can't defund NPR. NPR receives no federal funds:
Great, so if it gets no government money there should be no problem with Congress stopping any government fundiing and both Democrats and Obama should proudly sign it.

Looking forward to it.

Do they pay for their air space? Maybe now they will.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Anybody know how Al Hurra is doing these days?
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Great, so if it gets no government money there should be no problem with Congress stopping any government fundiing and both Democrats and Obama should proudly sign it.

Looking forward to it.

Do they pay for their air space? Maybe now they will.
Good grief. Do a little research before you post.

NPR stations go through the same licensure process as commercial stations are held to the same FCC regulations. They pay all the same statutory FCC licensure fees.

Again, there is NO way for congress to defund NPR. It receives no direct Federal funds.

They can defund the CPB, if they like the idea of defunding Sesame Street.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:56 AM
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So what the problem? Defund the CPB.
And start writing checks if you want to keep the programs around.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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Good grief. Do a little research before you post.

NPR stations go through the same licensure process as commercial stations are held to the same FCC regulations. They pay all the same statutory FCC licensure fees.

Again, there is NO way for congress to defund NPR. It receives no direct Federal funds.

They can defund the CPB, if they like the idea of defunding Sesame Street.
Oh please, Sesame Street. They make plenty of money off of mechandizing that they can pay their own way. Congress will have to defund Big Bird I guess and force them to use their own money that they are making instead of pocketing it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Reality
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Good grief. Do a little research before you post.

NPR stations go through the same licensure process as commercial stations are held to the same FCC regulations. They pay all the same statutory FCC licensure fees.

Again, there is NO way for congress to defund NPR. It receives no direct Federal funds.

They can defund the CPB, if they like the idea of defunding Sesame Street.
NPR should receive no federal funds, whether it's direct or indirect. Sesame Street will survive, that's just BS scare tactics used by fools.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Oh please, Sesame Street. They make plenty of money off of mechandizing that they can pay their own way. Congress will have to defund Big Bird I guess and force them to use their own money that they are making instead of pocketing it.
Sesame Street is a single example of PBS programming partially funded by CPB. In addition there are hundreds of educational shows-- like Nova-- that are funded as well. This IS a public service.

It's reasonable to say argue that this should not be funded by the federal government-- although I disagree. It's not reasonable to say that CPB has no value and provides no level of public service.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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NPR should receive no federal funds, whether it's direct or indirect.
Why not?
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Why not?
Because a state-sponsored media outlet is bad.

(In before "the world will look like Limbaugh without NPR")
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