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Public Broadcasting Should Go Private (Townhall.com) March 11, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

As we look at how to cut trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, it’s time for the government to go out of the

Courtesy of Townhall.com

broadcasting business.

Both PBS and NPR were formed in 1970, when there were very few networks and limited audience choice.  Today, you can find a channel or station for most any interest you may have.  So why do we need these government-run broadcasters?  The answer is, we don’t.

I like their quality programming as much as the next guy, but it’s time for these high paid executives, with their own political agendas, to compete in an open market.  Just as public universities are gradually going private, it’s time for public broadcasters to do the same.  Defunding public broadcasting sends the right message and saves millions of dollars.

To listen to the audio:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/show.aspx?RadioShowID=11&ContentGuid=a09b9430-af1e-4677-b798-9ac903628d7f

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