Nine Reasons to Love PBS

Make Your Voice Heard on Federal Funding for PBS

On May 23, 2017, the president released his full budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, which begins in less than five months. Like the "skinny budget" issued in March, it proposes to eliminate funding for public media.

This funding is critical for KVIE and the programs and services we provide. While it represents less than one-tenth of one percent of the entire federal budget, its loss would be a huge blow to our ability to bring you the news, information, and entertainment you count on from KVIE.

Public media ensures that valuable content is accessible to all communities, across the country. Stations like KVIE serve as an extension of the classroom through educational programming, a vital gateway to the arts and culture, and a reliable source of unbiased, professional journalism.

Congress will now begin working on its version of the FY 2018 budget. Your elected officials will be making crucial decisions about public media funding in the coming weeks — and they need to hear from you. It's time to take action to support public television. Here are four ways you can help:

1. Sign to receive email updates from Protect My Public Media.
2. Get details from PBS – including a way to identify your congressional representatives and tell them PBS matters in your community.
3. Become a sustaining member of KVIE and help ensure our financial future.
4. Explore KVIE's valuable contributions to the community and spread the word over social media using the hashtag #ILovePBS.


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