Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), an outspoken opponent of federal funding for public broadcasting, appears in a new fundraising video for Rocky Mountain PBS, alongside the station’s president, Doug Price.
“We don’t see eye to eye on everything about public broadcasting,” Price says to Lamborn, “but I know you and your family have supported Rocky Mountain PBS with an individual gift.”
“Yes, that may surprise some people,” Lamborn replies, “because as you know I don’t support federal funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. But I do know that Rocky Mountain PBS has a vital role in the marketplace of Colorado media. So I urge your viewers to remember their own role. If you watch and enjoy what you see here, your membership dollars are vital to keep it on the air.”
Earlier this year, Lamborn introduced bills to end federal funding to CPB and NPR.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, another public broadcasting enemy, also made a pledge pitch after attempting to zero out CPB (Current, Dec. 12, 1994).