Be sure to remind folks that the OWNERS of Big Bird make $75 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR off of it.
So, WHY are we subsidizing it, again?
We aren’t. The head of CTW said on CNN today that Sesame St is funded through donations and licensing revenues. Not taxpayer $$$.
In reality Sesame St is a profit center for PBS, raking in more money than it spends and with the excess funds being used to support other shows.
And, wasn’t there a huge estate donation several years ago to PBS- tens of millions of dollars?
People were wondering then why the government was having to prop up PBS with that and the telethons they are always having. Let the people who watch that crap pay for it.
And count that money with cookies, damnit. (One million dollars and one cookie, one million and one dollars and one cookie...)