Massive props to PBS Digital Studios for this genius level remix, “Garden of your Mind,” which transfers the wisdom of Mister Rogers to a funky new neighborhood. (Two other equally amazing tracks featuring Happy Little Trees painter Bob Ross and master chef Julia Child can, and should be, seen here.)
If you remember, here’s what Mitt Romney wants to do to PBS:
“So first there are programs I would eliminate. Obamacare being one of them but also various subsidy programs — the Amtrak subsidy, the PBS subsidy, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities.”
PBS chief Paula Kerger puts that in perspective:
“Federal investment in public broadcasting equals about one one-hundredth of one percent of the federal budget. Elimination of funding would have almost no impact on the nation’s debt. Yet the loss to the American public would be devastating.”
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