Sesame Street's V.P. Says Big Bird is...

Sesame Street's V.P. Says Big Bird is Safe With Cuts

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#1 Oct 9, 2012

Twelve hours after the first presidential debate ended,#BigBird was still trending nationwide on Twitter, PBS was still breaking into the worldwide trends, and @BigBird has attracted more than 20,000 followers.

But while the online mania revolved largely around saving Big Bird from Romney’s proposal to cut public broadcasting funding, the facts show that Big Bird has little to ruffle his feathers about.

Romney’s proposal to zero-out federal spending for public broadcasting will have little to no effect on Sesame Street’s budget because the show receives “very, very little funding” from PBS, Sesame Street’s executive vice president Sherrie Westin told CNN last week. Westin said the majority of the show’s funding comes from corporate sponsorships, product sales and donations.

“Quite frankly, you can debate whether or not there should be funding of public broadcasting. But when they always try to tout out Big Bird, and say we’re going to kill Big Bird – that is actually misleading, because Sesame Street will be here,” Westin said.“Big Bird lives on.”

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#2 Oct 9, 2012
Now for the whole truth, democrats fighting for PBS funding aren't fighting to save Big Bird they are trying to save Antiques Road Show. Now really does that sound like a good use of tax dollars with so many needing real help?

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