Senior Senators Oppose Public Broadcasting Budget Cuts

Two senators endorsed overturning cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting proposed by the House of Representatives. “Last month, the House of Representatives voted to restore some cuts to the public broadcasting system’s budget when it approved a measure to keep the corporation’s budget at $400 million. But it also cut the $23 million “Ready to Learn” program, which contributes to some children’s shows on public television, and also rejected proposals to provide an additional $50 million for upgrading public broadcasting’s aging satellite technology and $39 million for converting to digital television.”