House member says Congressional funding to CPB is “critical”

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Who’s in public broadcasting’s corner as funding cuts loom? Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), for one. On Tuesday (Feb. 8) he issued a statement saying it is “critical” that Congress continues to support CPB, “an organization that consistently produces excellent programming for all age groups on news, current affairs, arts, and science. Defunding CPB will significantly hurt [NPR] news stations in less affluent areas because those communities rely on the vital federal funds set aside for public broadcasting. I’m committed to making sure that this important service continues.”