Should government fund public broadcasting?

Should government fund public broadcasting?

Sarah Burns
student | Washington Square West
“Yes. I watch a lot of PBS online. I’d be very sad and disappointed if they lost their funding. True, there’s a liberal bias, but it’s not as extreme as Fox News. For the most part, public broadcasting has balanced programs.”

Sarah Burns
student | Washington Square West
“Yes. I watch a lot of PBS online. I’d be very sad and disappointed if they lost their funding. True, there’s a liberal bias, but it’s not as extreme as Fox News. For the most part, public broadcasting has balanced programs.”

John Fleshman
server | Washington Square West
“No. I don’t want government controlling what I see and what I know. The government has enough on its plate without intruding into public broadcasting.”

Kaitlin O’Donnell
student | West Philadelphia
“Yes. It’s especially enriching for the children. There’s so little good programming out there for children. Shows like ‘Sesame Street’ are vital for kids. It’s something for them to watch that’s entertaining, but also educational.”

Kayleigh Starr
student | Center City
“No, it’s not important. The money should be spent somewhere else. There are enough private broadcasting companies. The essentials of life are what government should be focused on — and reducing the debt.”