On March 16, 2017
Public Broadcasting stations and Radio Station such as PBS and NPR are in a fight for survival against Donald Trump’s budget cuts. He is proposing to end federal budget for public broadcasting. The federal government gives $450 million to a corporation known as CPB to distribute to public broadcasting.
The cuts are supposedly “to move the Nation toward fiscal responsibility and redefine the role of the federal government.” This has been going on since the 1970s and this is now affecting what will happen to public broadcasting stations in the future. CPB supporters add the government funding provides the foundation of a diverse service of public media.
News reports say that CPB costs American $1.35 billion per citizen per year.
Local Broadcasting is important in rural areas because reporting and broadcasting commercials are less common to find. This ongoing battle had been a tug of war battle and will the republicans win. Also is it fair to cut the spending towards public broadcasting when it can hurt education and local news media for kids and adults?
Article: “PBS and NPR are ready to fight budget cuts– again”
By: Brian Stelter