“While we appreciate the difficult choices confronting the Appropriations Committee, we are disappointed with the funding levels contained in the current House Labor-HHS bill,” said Patricia Harrison, CPB president and CEO. “A twenty-plus percent cut, amounting to 104.5 million dollars, will impact all CPB programs, and undermine public broadcasting’s ability to continue to offer essential educational services and provide a backbone for a national emergency alert system.”

The rest of the press release is at http://www.cpb.org/pressroom/release.php?prn=551

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