PBS CEO Calls Romney's Debate Remarks 'Stunning'
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Oct 4, 2012
Paula Kerger, the president and CEO of PBS, said Thursday she was stunned at Mitt Romney's comments during Wednesday's debate promising to pull funding from the public broadcaster.
"With the enormous problems facing our country, the fact that we are the focus is unbelievable to me," she told CNN Newsroom (watch the full video here http://www.cnn.com/video/... ).
Romney made waves with his debate comments attacking PBS in which he references Big Bird, the popular Sesame Street character.
"I'm sorry, Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS," Romney said to debate moderator Jim Lehrer. "I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too. But I'm not going to keep spending money on things, borrowing money from China to pay for it."
Kerger said she was especially surprised Romney would attack PBS' educational programs in light of both candidates pledging to improve the country's education system.
"We're America's biggest classroom," she said. "This is not about the budget. It has to be about politics."
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