News for week of February 28
Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
Imagine America’s largest stage dark.
Imagine Kentucky’s biggest schoolhouse empty.
Imagine the greatest library of local and national documentary programming closed.
The debate about federal funding for public broadcasting is also the debate about the future of KET. After a week in recess, the U.S. Senate will soon pick up the debate on H.R. 1, the House-approved resolution which, among its budget cuts, eliminates funding for public broadcasting. If passed, this complete elimination will dramatically alter KET’s service to the people of Kentucky.
Federal funding allows KET to develop learning resources that Kentucky’s teachers and students rely on every day, to educate our youngest citizens with series like Sesame Street, to deliver a vast array of concerts and performances not found anywhere else on television, and to produce and air informative, engaging programs about our state, our nation, and our world.
Thank you to all those who have made their voice on this matter heard. And for those who have not yet done so, there’s still time. Please contact your Senators and Representatives (viewers from other states click here) soon and let them know where you stand on public funding for public broadcasting.
KET Executive Director