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Romney 'Taking On Big Bird' Slammed As 'A Really Bad Mistake'

Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Ken Burns still doesn't understand former GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's attacks on PBS during the 2012 election. During a visit to HuffPo...

PBS Finds A 'Lost Generation' Of Viewers, Thanks To 'Downton,' Romney And Mr. Rogers Remixed | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media

Here's a fact that may increase your faith in Americans' viewing habits: PBS is the only broadcast network that is steady in the key 18-49 demographic...

WATCH: Ken Burns Rips Romney

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

Filmmaker Ken Burns had harsh words for Mitt Romney, mocking the Republican presidential candidate and calling his proposal to cut funding for PBS "ri...

Big Bird And Mister Rogers Are Not Just For Kids: We Need Their Wisdom More Than Ever

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 12.22.2012 | TV
Ian I. Mitroff

Is anyone naïve enough to believe that any network other than PBS would run Big Bird and Mister Rogers for as long as it has? No, it's not the paltry sum of money why conservatives want to get rid of Big Bird, Mister Rogers, and PBS. It's the values for which they stand.

Is Cutting Federal Funding to PBS an Important Spending Cut?

Quora | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Nate Anderson, Co-founder at ClaritySpring and Director at Tangent Capital Absolutely YES.Not in s...

'Million Muppet March' Planned To Protest Romney Over PBS

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | Media

By Daniel Trotta Oct 12 (Reuters) - Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television's "Sesame Street," fr...

NOW Panel Discusses State Of Public Education, Real Implications Of Romney's PBS Comments

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

MSNBC's NOW panel on Wednesday discussed Mitt Romney’s infamous Big Bird comments and his wavering views on education, as well as the two schools of...

WATCH: Mitt Romney Repeats Vow To Axe PBS Funds

Posted 12.10.2012 | Media

Mitt Romney stuck firm to his pledge to cut federal funding for public broadcasting in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. Romney's now-immo...

Amanda Terkel

New Obama Ad Goes After Mitt Romney On Big Bird | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is out with a new TV ad, going after one of Mitt Romney's most memorable lines from last week's presidential debate: ...

What Big Bird Would Tell Mitt Romney If He Could

Lee Banville | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Lee Banville

If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. Threaten it all and the 2011 federal deficit would shrink from approximately $1,299,000,000,000 to $1,298,555,000,000. It's not nothing, but is it worth the cost?

An Open Letter to Big Bird

Shawn Bean | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Shawn Bean

It's hard to imagine. Seeing Big Bird in an unemployment line would be like seeing Big Bird in an unemployment line. What else can you do for work? You could be the mascot for Chic-Fil-A, but then there's that whole Bert-Ernie connection. Hmm. Better scratch that.

WATCH: Former 'Reading Rainbow' Host 'Outraged' At Romney

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

LeVar Burton, former host of "Reading Rainbow," slammed Mitt Romney for vowing to cut federal funding for PBS on Friday. Romney caused a bit of a ...

Maybe Mitt Should Watch Sesame Street More, Threaten It Less

Larry Womack | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics
Larry Womack

Does Mitt Romney really want to cripple a number of incredibly efficient, successful education programs while simultaneously ticking off a lot of people who happen to like being informed just to satisfy the lowest impulses of some on the far right?

8-Year-Old Big Bird Fan To Romney: 'You Find Something Else To Cut Off!'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Eight-year-old Alabama resident Cecelia Crawford wasn't happy during the debate on Wednesday night when Mitt Romney said he would stop government fund...

5 Ways To Save Big Bird!

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 10.05.2012 | Impact

Sure it hurt our little hearts to hear Mitt Romney talk smack last night about our third favorite Sesame Street character (Elmo = No. 1, Oscar = No. 2...

WATCH: PBS Chief Fires Back At Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

The CEO of PBS fired back at Mitt Romney Thursday, saying that it was "stunning" that the Republican candidate had singled her network out in Wednesda...

WATCH: Romney Outsources 'Sesame Street'?

Posted 08.17.2012 | Comedy

In a recent interview, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he'd cut government spending by slashing funding for PBS. But with the network already pr...

Hey Mitt: Don't Mess With My PBS

Chris C. Anderson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Chris C. Anderson

Mitt, if you're elected and you lay one finger, just one finger on my PBS, there will be hell to pay.