Saturday, June 18, 2005

Help save NPR and PBS

This was just sent to me in an email. I think that these are very important so cut, paste and put in an email to all that you know. It is most definatley worth it. Thanks. nat

On NPR's Morning Edition, Nina Tottenberg announced that if the SupremeCourt supports Congress, it will, in effect, be the end of the NationalPublic Radio (NPR), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the PublicBroadcasting System (PBS). PBS, NPR and the arts are facing major cutbacksin funding. In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending costsand streamline their services, some government officials believe that thefunding currently going to these programs is too large a portion of fundingfor something which is seen as not worthwhile.This is for anyone who thinks NPR/PBS is a worthwhile expenditure of$1.12/year of their taxes.The only way that our representatives can be aware of the base of supportfor PBS and funding for these types of programs is by making our voicesheard.Please add your name to this list and forward it to friends who believe inwhat this stands for. This list will be forwarded to the President and theVice President of the United States. This petition is being passed aroundthe Internet. Please add your name to it so that funding can be maintainedfor NPR, PBS, and the NEA.HOW TO SIGN:IT'S EASY: First SELECT all of the text in this message, then COPY and PASTEit into a new email (DO NOT FORWARD). ADD your name to the bottom of thelist and SEND it to everyone in your list.DON'T WORRY ABOUT DUPLICATES. This is being sent to several people at onceto add their names to the petition. It won't matter if many people receivethe same list as THE NAMES ARE BEING MANAGED.If you decide not to sign, please don't kill it. Send it to the emailaddress listed here:wein2688@blue.univnorthco.eduIf you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc., signer of this petition,please forward a copy to the above address.This way we cankeep track of the lists and organize them. Send this to everyone you know,and help us to keep these programs alive. Thank you!Judith RudermanVice Provost for Academic and Administrative Services 220 Allen, Box 90005,Duke University(919) 684-3296 (phone) (919) 684-4421 (fax)

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