Public broadcasting received a vote of confidence today from the Obama Administration. The President’s FY 2012 budget submission to Congress included $451 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the two year advance appropriation for FY 2014, an increase of $6 million over FY 2013 funding.
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NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller said, “We are grateful to the Obama Administration for recognizing the importance of public radio to the life of communities across the nation. Every day, over 900 public radio stations present fact-based local, national and international news, as well as local arts, music and cultural programming that can’t be found anywhere else.”
Of course, Schiller scoffed at the taxpayer funding NPR received just last year after Juan Williams was fired.