I watched every moment of Tonight’s Presidential Debate; however, I did miss this one comment by Mitt Romney to Jim Lehrer, the Moderator from the Public Broadcasting Service. It did, however, note a very popular Republican theme–de-funding PBS. As noted in the sixth paragraph, Romney advises Mr. Lehrer that he will cut the subsidy to PBS.

Just think of the shows that would never be produced if there was not Government funding of the many cultural and artistic programs that PBS produces. Are you looking forward to watching Sesame Street with your young grandchildren, just like you did with their Mom or Dad? Have you seen anything as worthwhile as “Civil War”, produced by Ken Burns? NOVA? How about making Concerts and Dance Theater available to rural areas–where they would never be seen otherwise?

Just keep that in mind if Mitt Romney were to occupy The Oval Office.,0,4344976.story


  1. #1 by maxcat07 on October 4, 2012 - 7:11 PM

    Romney may have won the debate in style and vigor. He also, I think, set himself up for a slew of Obama commercials due to his falsehoods. Biden is next, and I think his demeanor will work well against Ryan, plus Ryan has never debated outside of Janesville, WI. The next presidential debate will be a town hall forum and that plays to Obama’s strengths. Romney runs away from those sort of debates.
    As for PBS, I would HATE to miss their in depth documentaries, both current, and as you mentioned, Ken Burns. Republicans don’t seem to feel that the arts are important, either on TV or in schools.

  2. #2 by cheekos on October 4, 2012 - 10:44 PM

    You might recall the Blog Post, on September 25, “Mitt has a Mitt-Fit”. (Use the Search Box). The two Presidential Candidates were invited to appear at a Forum, hosted by Spanish-Language TV Network Univision, at the Univiersity of Miami. Well, Romney had a tantrum and refused to go on until loyal (non-student) Republicans were bussed-in from outside. Presient Barack Obama, on the following night, was satisfied in appearing before an audience composed frrom the Campus Community–and stayed for the full hour.

  3. #3 by cheekos on October 5, 2012 - 12:54 AM

    On last night’s Presidential Debate, Mitt Romney said that he would stop funding PBS. As it turns out, Government funding is barely negligiable. The very thought of cutting off all funding has reesulted in 17,000 Tweets per Minute (TPM?). Perhaps Willard might be messing with The Wrong Bird.

  4. #4 by cheekos on October 5, 2012 - 4:24 AM

    This Bird has Legs, or is that Wings? If you will be near D.C. go to the Washington Mall for the “Million Muppet March”. Also, notice all of the new Twitter accounts, Sesame Street Character related, that Obama-supporters have started.

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