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PBS Stations in New York State depend on funding from the state government, in addition to viewers and foundations. The Governor of New York, David A. Patterson, has proposed a new state budget, with cuts to education of as much as 15%, but the cuts to the budgets of the PBS Stations are 50%!
PBS Stations, which provide educational shows and great children’s programing, can’t survive these cuts which would roll their state provided funding back to 1982 levels.
Gov. Paterson has proposed a 50% reduction in operating aid to public broadcasting.
If adopted, this budget cut will seriously impair the ability of New York’s PBS
stations to produce local broadcast programming and deliver education
programs, both on and off air, to K-12 teachers and students across the state.
Let’s restore funding to NY’s nine locally owned, Regents chartered
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