Election

‘Million Muppet March’ Planned Against Romney

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Supporters of public television’s “Sesame Street” plan to protest Mitt Romney’s commitment to defund PBS with a “Million Muppet March” at the National Mall on November 3. The program “received $445 million of $3.8 trillion in federal budget outlays in 2012.” Should the government end its commitment to public broadcasting, “stations with narrower supporter bases, often those that serve poorer or rural communities, will disappear as public networks in urban areas with a large pool of donors to draw from will [likely] survive.”