Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Save Sesame Street!

It seems like PBS is always fighting for it's life! Again, for the 3rd year in a row our President's budget proposal is slashing funding for PBS and even worse, Ready to Learn.

Personally, I believe that the free, educational programming that PBS provides is so important for our impressionable children! In my house, Big Bird is welcome at any time. Sponge Bob on the other hand, has a permanent ban!

How many of us grew up watching Sesame Street? I can still remember a lot of the little segments that are now non-existant. "There's more to a hero than his size, he's just a teeny little super guy." Well, okay, I'm not sure if that's the exact wording, but I know I have most of it right! Remember, he was the little fellow that lived in the cupboard? Oh and whatever happened to Guy Smiley?

I want my kids to be able to continue to enjoy the antics of those lovable puppets. I want them to be able to be an adult like I am looking back fondly on the characters they loved.

Dont let Congress take this away from us. Lets also tell them that this is enough! Leave PBS alone, for good!

If you want to help. Sign the petition at Mom's Rising. They already have over 500,000 signatures! Wouldn't it be great to see that number rise?

Want to read an actual news article on the proposed budget cuts? Go here and inform yourself!


Mama of 2 said...

Girlie Girlie loves Sesame Street! She gets all excited when Big Bird, Elmo or any of those puppets come on the small screen. She will sit intently watching all their antics. As a matter of fact Sesame Street is a God send in my house sometimes. I very much want to keep it on my screen!