Pubcasters Face Another Presidential Funding Fight


The Federal government’s fiscal 2019 budget was released Monday by the White House, and the nation’s secular non-commercial television stations are once again raising their collective voice in ire at what they say amounts to an “elimination” of all funding for public media.

The proposed budget from President Donald Trump would “rescind all but $15 million of each fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2020 funding for public media.

Patricia Harrison, President/CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), says the proposal provides the poison pill for the outright destruction of PBS and other educationally focused TV stations.

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