Not to freak everyone out, but people are waving “Save Sesame Street” signs around town. Granted, not Tahir square level freak out, but for the United States, it’s strange. Congress has put forth a budget that will cut spending…including PBS where Sesame Street airs. What an Oscar the Grouch-like Congress! Super sad, since public television receives less than .0001% of the federal budget. Super political, too. Some see media like National Public Radio and PBS as having a liberal bias, while others claim that these local newsrooms are the only source of serious reporting left in the country.
The number of the day is 170,000,000, as stations across the country are “taking it to the streets” to get 170 million signatures to support public broadcasting in a grassroots effort to save themselves. Hopefully, our kids will get to enjoy Sesame Street like we did…maybe this is just a little roadblock to get around, and hopefully, our politicians will figure out the big stuff and stop trying to ruffle Big Bird’s feathers!