Fun_People Archive
25 Feb
Re: Save PBS & NPR & Sesame Street & ...

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 97 14:44:11 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: Re: Save PBS & NPR & Sesame Street & ...

[Over a year ago an e-petition apparently written by a student at University  
of Northern Colorado (Elizabeth Weinert), went around asking for support for  
NPR & PBS.  Fun_People carried it on 12 January, 1996 in an article called  
"Save the Puppets" that can be found at:
and it has come back around every few days since then.
	(NOTE: The Fun_People archive moved in September 1998 to:
    Today, when I did a quick search on the WWW for "npr funding petition,"  
I came up with the appended correspondence on the Bananafish Archives page  




Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 20:51:58 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: Re: Sesame Street
From: Angela Faye Oon <>


        Is this the copy of the petitiont you received - to support PBS? I
received it two days ago as well, and wrote to the writers to make sure it
wasn't a hoax. This was what I got back.

P.S. Sorry about mailing it to everyone on the list, but I'm not sure if
you've already posted the petition.


                 ****UPDATE FOR PBS/NEA/NPR PETITION****

To all receivers of this petition,

It has come to our attention, due to the overwhelming support of these
programs, the movement to cut the funding for the NEA, NPR, and PBS has
been dropped.  To repeat, thanks to your support of these programs, the
danger of losing these programs has passed!!

Unfortunately, the due date for this petition was deleted on most or all
of these copies and the petition is still circulating. ***** PLEASE DELETE
ALL COPIES OF THE CIRCULATING PETITION!!!*****  We greatly apologize for any 
inconvienence concerning this effort but MUST ASK FOR THE PETITIONS TO BE
DELETED!!!  The overwhelming support we have received has kept us going,
but the fight has been won and we thank you all!
                                   The authors of the petition


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