Spread the Word: Help NPR and PBS Stay on the Air Spread the Word: Help NPR and PBS Stay on the Air
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Spread the Word: Help NPR and PBS Stay on the Air

by Alissa Walker

February 17, 2011

Public media proponents argue that the cuts would most greatly affect rural or underserved parts of the United States where public radio and television are the only means for residents to get information about their communities and the world. To get an idea of how prevalent public media is in this country, check out 170 Million Americans, which claims that half of U.S. residents use public media every month for news, entertainment, and education. They've even made an infographic to help visualize public media's size and impact. 170 Million Americans has detailed information on how to get involved and take action, including a Facebook group.

If you want to keep your local public media affiliate federally funded, MoveOn.org now has a petition set up that will funnel your request to the appropriate legislator. The petition will be submitted on Tuesday, February 15, and already has over 400,000 signatures.

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Spread the Word: Help NPR and PBS Stay on the Air