“Yuppie elite” NPR fans shouldn’t forget about saving PBS too, writer says

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“It would be a shame,” writes New Republic reporter Eliza Gray, “if populists and yuppies, fighting a culture war over tony NPR, ended up taking down PBS in the process” as Congressional budget cuts continue to loom for funder CPB. She contends that “yuppie elites” are focused on saving NPR because “they’re afraid they won’t be able to poach eggs and drink coffee on Sunday morning anymore while listening to This American Life.” None of the GOP criticisms of liberalism apply to PBS, she notes, “whose viewers mirror the demographic makeup of the United States almost exactly, yet its budget still appears to be on the chopping block along with NPR’s.”

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