Featured Letter: PBS is an investment in our future

10/18/2012 6:00 AM |

To the editor:

I’m very troubled by what Mitt Romney said regarding Big Bird and PBS television no longer being funded in part by the federal government. I would like to know how much money in the past Romney, Obama, Ryan, Biden, Bishop and Altschuler have given to PBS, Big Bird and education programs for pre-schoolers. Can you investigate this for voters like me? Also, if the government will not help fund these programs, how much of a percentage of these men’s wealth will they pledge to keep these vital programs up and running?

Our little children need all the help they can get to mature into healthy, happy and productive adults, and Big Bird and PBS have done a fantastic job. Let’s find out what our candidates are made of.

Warren McKnight, Riverhead