NH candidate wants end to CPB funding

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It’s election season (it’s it always?) and one New Hampshire candidate is taking on public broadcasting. Republican Congressional hopeful Frank Guinta is calling for the end CPB federal funding. “Quality programs like Sesame Street and Antiques Road Show [sic] don’t need taxpayer funds to stay on the air,” Guinta said on his website. “Let’s end taxpayer funding for PBS and NPR, and allow them to compete freely for viewers and listeners on the open market.” The New Hampshire Democratic Party issued a statement on his statement. Guinta and other Republican candidates’ “irresponsible pandering is reaching new lows,” said Press Secretary Harrell Kirstein. ” … Now they are attacking Elmo and Big Bird. Talk about being a bunch of Oscar the Grouches.”