Past votes may indicate how legislators weighing in on CPB’s appropriation will address the White House’s proposed end to federal funding.
The likelihood of total defunding seems slim — but public media would surely see some changes if support really were cut.
And a sitting CPB board member discusses why the corporation should be defunded.
Last year’s letter was signed by a bipartisan group of 132 members of the House.
Organizers delivered petitions to members of Congress, bearing 660,000 signatures gathered online to save CPB funding.
The petitions contain more than 660,000 signatures of public broadcasting supporters.
Future appropriations are also at risk.
“The policy is, we’re ending federal involvement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,” said Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
Pence “values his experiences with public media,” Woodruff said at the APTS Public Media Summit.