Congress Votes Not To Cut Public Broadcasting Budget

The US House of Representatives has voted not o cut funds for public broadcasting. “The 284-140 vote demonstrated the enduring political strength of public broadcasting, whose supporters rallied behind popular programs such as ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Postcards From Buster’ and ‘The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.’ The Public Broadcasting Service undertook a high-profile campaign to rescind the proposed cut. Lawmakers were flooded with letters and phone calls.”