The Quality Television of Government Funded Public Television Networks
The idea that Government funding to public television networks may be reduced or completely eliminated is tough to swallow and just downright disheartening. If all the political chatter and heated arguments about money going to public television would be put aside the importance of public television programming would be recognized. There are positive and entertaining programs that benefit a community of viewers from the young to the old and have done so for over 40 years. Losing this programming is in fact the real disappointment.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed here.
Public television has always provided educational and informative programming that is rarely found on major networks. Shows such as Nova, 3-2-1 Contact, Masterpiece Theater, countless documentaries, mystery programs, and comedies would most likely not be seen if not for public television. There are many children who have learned their numbers and alphabet from programs on PBS. Viewers have learned how to paint. People have visited remote lands without ever leaving their homes. Others have discovered animals, plants, and insects they did not know existed. This all took through public television programming.
Public television is a place where viewers can get quality programs that are not attempting to keep up with pop culturesâ€™ fads or temporary fascinations.
While we all understand the government is over extended financially and there are times any budget must be streamlined, letâ€™s consider what would be lost by discontinuing government funds to public television networks. Items that enrich, educate, and empower should not be purged.