Tell Congress: We Need Public Media
NPR and PBS, and the hundreds of local public-media stations affiliated with them, receive the bulk of their funding in the form of private capital from individual contributors, foundations and corporations — because the federal government invests very little in our public-media system.
And last month, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R–Texas) introduced legislation that would end the federal government’s financial support of both NPR and PBS.1
We’ve beaten back threats to slash funding to public media before. And we can do it again. Join Free Press Action and tell Congress: Protect public media.
1. “Republican Launches Fresh Effort to Yank Federal Funding of Public Radio and TV,” Inside Radio, March 23, 2023