(Fwd) Save MPR and PBS from Congre$$

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(Fwd) Save MPR and PBS from Congre$$

On Feb 20, 1996 17:55:18 in <alt.internet.media-coverage>, 'fili0005@gold.tc.umn.edu (Paul A Filiatrault)' wrote: - Subject: Save PBS and NPR -- petition

PBS, NPR (National Public Radio), and the arts are facing major cutbacks in funding. In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending costs and streamline their services, the government officials believe that

the funding currently going to these programs is too large a portion of funding for something which is seen as "unworthwhile".

Currently, taxes from the general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person per year, and the National Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year in total. A January 1995 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll indicated that 76% of Americans wish to keep funding for PBS, third only to national defense and law enforcement as the most valuable programs for federal funding.

Each year, the Senate and House Appropriations committees each have 13 subcommittees with jurisdiction over many programs and agencies. Each subcommittee passes its own appropriation bill. The goal each year is to have each bill signed by the beginning of the fiscal year, which is October 1. In the instance of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the bill determines the funding for the next three years. When this issue comes up in 1996, the funding will be determined for fiscal years 1996-1998.

The only way that our representatives can be aware of the base of support for PBS and funding for these types of programs is by making our voices heard. Please add your name to this list if you believe in what

we stand for, and then forward the list to anyone else you think might want to sign it. This list will be forwarded to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, and Representative Newt Gingrich, who is the instigator of the action to cut funding to these worthwhile programs. If you happen to be the 50th, 100th, 150th, etc. signer of this petition, please forward a copy to wein2688@blue.univnorthco.edu. If that address is inoperative, please use kubi7975@blue.univnorthco.edu. This way we can keep track of the lists and organize them. Forward this to everyone you know, and help us to keep these programs alive.

Thank you.


1.) Elizabeth Weinert, Greeley, Colorado. 2.) Robert M. Penn; San Francisco, CA 3.) Gregory S. Williamson, San Francisco, CA 4.) John T. Gifford, Boston, MA 5.) Michael S. McGovern, Sudbury, MA 6.) Thomas E. Kelleher, Montclair, NJ 7.) Steven J. Mulroy, Alexandria, VA 8.) Mark Curtis Raby, Washington, DC 9.) H. Kimberlie Young, Charlottesville, VA 10.) Gary L. Sirota, Solana Beach, California, Registered Voter! 11.) Helge Weissig, Solana Beach, CA 12.) Rae Ann Bories, La Jolla, CA 13.) Cecily M. Peterson, Northampton, MA 14.) Chris Rohmann, Northampton, MA 15.) Dina Friedman, Northampton, 16.) Shel Horowitz, Northampton, MA 17.) Chuck Larkin, Atlanta, Georgia 18.) Gus Makreas, Millbrae, CA 19.) Richard Ahrens, San Jose, CA 20.) Patrick Marion, Cupertino, CA 21.) Sally Bonsack, Spokane, WA 22.) Walter Bonsack, Spokane, WA 23.) Andrea Vine, Mtn. View, CA 24.) GIna Blus, San Francisco, CA 25.) Juliet Lamont, Berkeley, CA 26.) Carter Brooks, San Francisco, CA 27.) Michael Shantzis, San Francisco, CA 28.) Heidi Stettner, Berkeley, CA 29.) Deborah Scherrer, Castro Valley, CA 30.) Margaret Stehle, Palo Alto, CA 31.) Kristiana Kincaid, Santa Cruz, CA 32.) Neal Johnson, Williamsville, IL 33.) Doris Gitzy, Cedar Rapids, IA 34.) Andrew Gitzy, New York, NY 35.) Heather Devitt, New York, NY 36.) Lloyd P. Pratt, Providence, RI 37.) Eric Reyes, Providence, RI 38.) Steven Shum, Riverside, CA 39.) Eric C. Wat, Los Angeles, CA 40.) David H. Maruyama, Los Angeles, CA 41.) Linda Mabalot, Los Angeles, CA 42.) Tran T. Kim-Trang, Los Angeles, CA 43.) Daniel Mirer, Brooklyn, NY 44.) Monica Chau, Los Angeles, CA 45.) Stacy H. Hoshino, New York, NY 46.) Clay Debevoise, New York, NY 47.) Roz Dimon, Ne York, NY 48.) Heather J. Kelley, Austin, TX 49.) Doug McNamara, St. Paul, MN 50.) Tim King, Minneapolis, MN 51.) Paul Filiatrault, Minneapolis, MN 52.) Denman Maroney, Monsey NY

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-- Denman Maroney