The Philadelphia Inquirer (signup required) says WHYY has joined the pubTV stations planning to air the Postcards from Buster episode condemned by the U.S. secretary of education for featuring same-sex parents. Major stations in Boston and New York City and the Vermont and New Jersey pubTV networks say they’ll run it, too. Others won’t air the show, including Alabama PTV (Birmingham News), Detroit PTV (Detroit News), KWBU in Waco, Texas (Waco Tribune-Herald) and South Carolina ETV.
In related crisis news, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants said his kidvid characters aren’t gay. Even though they hold hands a lot, the cartoon sponge and starfish are “almost asexual,” PlanetOut.com reported.