Blumenauer: Pubcasting is “very cost effective”

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has come to public broadcasting’s defense in a piece on the Hill’s Congress Blog today (Jan. 20). “National public broadcasting is very cost effective and an excellent example of a public-private partnership maximizing value for the taxpayer,” he writes. “The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) annually receives around .0001% of the federal budget. Cutting CPB’s funding would save Americans less than half a cent a day,” and would result in the loss of of PBS, “considered by the public to be the second-best use of taxpayer dollars, outranked only by defense spending.”

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