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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 2 years ago

    They can ive him a new identity, but I doubt if they can change his apperance enough to hide him from Romney

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Romney and his 1% friends have strange fetishes.

  3. Robert

    Robert said, almost 2 years ago

    In 1972 The Learning Channel was created by NASA and the Health Department as an educational channel. It was privatized. Now it shows Honey Boo Boo.

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m a bit too old to watch “Sesamstraße” (as I knew it back in the days) anymore, but I always wondered – when seeing Big Bird as a cultural reference – how they keep these two or three not-quite-in-shape feathers on the head so fluffy and bouncy. They must have some real good prop-masters at CTW

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Big Bird was very polite on SNL.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, almost 2 years ago

    @onguard

    “Big Bird will be just fine without Tax money.”

    Never mind the small local broadcasting stations who need and receive the most of the government funding for public television.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    In a time when our president said we must all share the burden of reducing our national debt, it would seem that every government agency would be only to happy to step forward and trim their budget.

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a non-profit corporation created by an act of the United States Congress and funded by the United States federal government to promote public broadcasting. Between 15 and 20 percent of the aggregate revenues of all public broadcasting stations have been funded from federal sources, principally through the CPB

    Public broadcasting stations are funded by a combination of private donations from listeners and viewers, foundations and corporations (59.4% of 2010 total revenues of all stations), state and local taxes (21.8% of 2010 total revenues), local and national underwriting, and federal funds, principally through the CPB (15.5% of 2010 total revenues).

    Sesame Street – a product of The Children’s Television Workshop – has become a huge success AND i since 1998 it has corporate sponsors.

    As a result of Cooney’s initial proposal in 1968, the Carnegie Institute awarded her an $8 million ($51 million in 2012 dollars2) grant to create a new children’s television program and establish the CTW,338 renamed in 2000 to the Sesame Workshop (SW). Cooney and Morrisett procured additional multi-million dollar grants from the US federal government, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations CPB and the Ford Foundation.

    In 1998, the CTW accepted corporate sponsorship to raise funds for Sesame Street and other projects. For the first time, they allowed short advertisements by indoor playground manufacturer Discovery Zone, their first corporate sponsor, to air before and after each episode.

    Big Bird is doing fine and will continue to prosper without the funds from government.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    But Bruce, we now know that nothing you say can be trusted.

  9. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, almost 2 years ago

    Maybe if libs were reminded that Big Bird is a dirty one-percenter, this overused meme would go away.

  10. 38lowell

    38lowell said, almost 2 years ago

    …and if you believe all that, I have a bridge to sell you!

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    It is ironic how many of Romney’s base- rural people living far from tv and radio towers with small underfunded schools- will suffer if PBS loses enough funding to have to scale back. Farmers and students benefit from PBS’s televised crop reports, beef and pork futures, and much more. Even in my own city, one of the local public television channels is dedicated to math, spanish, french, german,and other classes. The teacher sits at a desk and/or stands in front of a blackboard, asks a question, then calls on “student name” at “school name”, and the student responds. Without that funding, those young people don’t have access to classes they and their families want for them.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    the truth is there for you to find yourself.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Eryx

    I’m saying commercialize it and it will do well.

    What, do you feel that no one would like and support the venue?

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    You say, “the truth is there for you to find yourself”. And evidently the lies and misreprestations are there because you posted them.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    So you are saying that I lied in this comment?

    Hmmmm taken directly from Wikipedia so if it’s a lie then they told it. And they reference government agencies. So…..

    But wait, aren’t you suppose to detail where I lied? OH that’s right YOU CAN"T. So the next best thing denigrate me.

    Good ‘ole down home chicago political strategy…and you’re Canadian!

    Like I said the truth is staring you in the face. Can you see it?

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