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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...

Mitt Romney, Big Bird and American Creativity

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Mitt Romney's comment in the first presidential debate about defunding Big Bird was the fodder for lots of jokes, but it has more serious implications, not just for public funding for the arts, but for the future of America's global competitiveness.

Dems Perplexed, Annoyed By Obama's New Campaign Trail Jab

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

* Obama ad uses 'Sesame Street' character to mock Romney * Makers of the TV show want the commercial pulled * Romney cri...

Mitt Romney, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and the Neighborhood of Make Believe

Noam Schimmel | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

Mitt Romney was charismatic at the first presidential debate. But he wasn't honest. Mitt Romney needs to spend a few good hours with Mister Rogers, whose humility, plain spoken honesty, wisdom, and integrity could teach him some valuable lessons.

Voters: We're On Team Big Bird

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's backhanded compliment to Big Bird and Jim Lehrer might have been one of the buzzier moments of last week's debate, but it's not a winnin...

FireBigBird T-Shirts Selling Like Crazy

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

Two teens are on a mission to save Big Bird. On the heels of Mitt Romney’s statement last week during the presidential debate that he plans to p...

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?

Why Big Bird is Good for Kids

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Parents
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

Big Bird and his Muppet friends are not harmful to children's ability to think and focus, whereas some cartoons on commercial television stations are harmful to these abilities in children.

Big Bird is Proxy for a Golden Goose

David Kleeman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
David Kleeman

I'm concerned that the comic edge may obscure the truth: Big Bird is an avian proxy -- what Romney really proposes is to kill a golden goose. Crippling public broadcasting would result in devastating cultural and educational losses.

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.

Senator Rubio Just Doesn't Get Why Public Broadcasting Is Vital to America

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Once again, fringe elements of the Republican Party are moving in coming weeks to revoke funding from our nation's public broadcasting system.

Little-known Muppet Takes Center Stage: Q&A With Murray Monster, Rising Star of Sesame Street

Joshua Kors | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Murray Monster may not be as famous as his amphibious and porcine companions, but he is a key reason why his TV show, Sesame Street, is still thriving deep into its 42nd season.

PBS Going Hyperlocal -- Look Out Sesame Street

Rick Robinson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media
Rick Robinson

PBS wants to bring culture to the neighborhood; to share among others. To be local while not being hyper. To cooperate.

To all who Wish to Cut Funding to PBS, NPR and the NEA: Please Consider Your Children

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Edwards

For those who would cut funding to the arts through eliminating NPR, PBS, and the NEA, I urge you to think not about the programs that you do not like and instead think of your childhoods, your kids, and grand kids.

Zeroing Out Public Broadcasting Does Not Add up

Paula Kerger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paula Kerger

To disregard the immense value of public broadcasting at this decisive moment in our history would be an object lesson in "penny wise and pound foolish."