“I like PBS,” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a town hall in Clinton, Iowa on Wednesday (video below). “We subsidize PBS. Look, I’m going to stop that. I’m going to say PBS is going to have to have advertisements.”
“We’re not going to kill Big Bird,” Romney added. “Big Bird’s going to have advertisements, alright?”
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While Republicans love to hear about an end to public broadcasting funding, the majority of Americans want more spending on public broadcasting, not less. At the height of the fight over NPR funding, a bipartisan poll found most people don’t want funding for public broadcasting cut.