Fun_People Archive
12 Jan
Save the Puppets

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 96 18:44:29 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Save the Puppets

Forwarded-by: elshaw@MIT.EDU (Libby Shaw)


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	Help save Sesame Street!!!!!

PBS, NPR (National Public Radio), and the arts are facing major 

cutbacks in funding.  In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce 

spending costs and streamline their services, the government officials 

believe that the funding currently going to these programs is too large 

a portion of funding for something which is seen as "unworthwhile". 

Currently, taxes from the general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person 

per year, and the National Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year in 


A January 1995 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll indicated that 76% of Americans 

wish to keep funding for PBS, third only to national defense and law 

enforcement as the most valuable programs for federal funding.

Each year, the Senate and House Appropriations commitees each have 13 

subcommitees with jurisdiction over many programs and agencies.  Each 

subcommitee passes its own appropriation bill.  The goal each year is to 

have each bill signed by the beginning of the fiscal year, which is 

October 1.  

In the instance of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the bill 

determines the funding for the next three years. When this issue comes 

up in 1996, the funding will be determined for fiscal years 1996-1998.

The only way that our representatives can be aware of the base of 

support for PBS and funding for these types of programs is by making our 

voices heard. 


Please add your name to this list if you believe in what we stand for.  

This list will be forwarded to the President of the United States, the 

Vice President of the United States, and Representative Newt Gingrich, 

who is the instigator of the action to cut funding to these worthwhile 


If you happen to be the 50th, 100th, 150th, etc. signer of this 

petition, please forward a is inoperative, please send it to  This way we can keep track of the lists 

and organize them.  Forward this to everyone you know, and help us to 

keep these programs alive.

Thank you.

1.  Elizabeth Weinert, student, University of Northern Colorado, 

Greeley, Colorado.
2.  Nikki Marchman, student, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley,
3.  Laura King, Salt Lake City, Utah 

4.  Mary Lambert, San Francisco, CA 

5.  Sam Tucker, Seattle, WA
6.  Steve Mack, Seattle, WA
7.  Stacy Shelley, Sub Pop Records, Seattle, WA. 

8.  Amy Saaed, Seattle, WA
9.  Jill Hudgins, Atlanta, GA
10. Alex Goolsby, student, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 

11. Aisha K. McGriff, North Carolina School of Science and Math 

12. Amy Brushwood, North Carolina School of Science and Math
13. Mason Blackwell, student and generally great guy, The College of 

William and Mary
14. Melinda Murphy, student, St. Mary's College of Maryland 

15. Amy Raphael, student, University of Pennsylvania
16. Nancy Adleman, student, Stanford University 

17. Paul Bodnar, student, Stanford University
18. Kunal Bajaj, student, University of Pennsylvania 

19. Sharon Seltzer, student, University of Pennsylvania
20. Sugirtha Vivekananthan, student, University of Pennsylvania
21. Ann Wang, student, University of Pennsylvania
22. Seth Resler, student, Brown University 

23. Leslie Ching, student, Brown University
24. Sylvia Barbut, student, Carnegie Mellon University 

25. Douglas Bramel, student, Carnegie Mellon University 

26. Christopher Gaunt, student, Georgetown University 

27. Sarah Battersby, student, University of Washington
28. Candice Mack, student, Univeristy of California at Riverside 

29. Carmen Cheung, student, Harvard University
30. Jordana Schuster, student, Williams College 

31. Sophia Haeri, student, Oberlin College
32. Waqaas Fahmawi, student, Williams College 

33. Anna Bremner, student, Boston University 

34. John Noonan, student, Boston University
35. James Noonan, student, Boston University, Boston, MA
36. Lisa Goldthwaite, student, Boston University, Boston, MA 

37. Kathy Crowley, ecologist, Reno, NV
38. Anita Bajpai, student, University of Minnesota 

39. Amy Galford, student, U of MN
40. Andrew L. Howe 2 Village Way #6, Natick, MA  01760
41. Harold Ackler, student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
42. Libby Shaw, research staff, MIT
43. Peter Langston, Seattle, WA

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