Help Protect Public Media [VIDEO]

Protect My Public Media

Shows like Masterpiece, Sesame Street, and Doctor Who rely on federal funding. (Collage by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Dear Friends,

If you’re like us, you love watching shows like MasterpieceGreat Performances, Charlie RoseDoctor Who, and Martha Stewart’s Cooking SchoolYou probably grew up with long-running educational programming like Sesame Street, and your kids almost certainly love Thomas and FriendsGeneration after generation, America has relied on public television to deliver this kind of quality programming, which informs, educates, inspires and entertains us.

Masterpiece alone has been on the air for nearly as long as PBS itself. In just a few short years, the program will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Think of all the dramas and mysteries you’ve come to love, including shows like Downton Abbey, SherlockPoldark, The Durrells in CorfuVictoria, WallanderHome Fires, and Wolf HallThese shows are cinematic in scope, and yet they’re delivered right to your television sets week after week, made available to everyone. Or at least they have been till now. Unfortunately, that could change.

As you’ve probably heard, the President’s proposed budget plans to significantly cut funding for public broadcasting. Public television stations rely on this funding to bring the aforementioned shows into America’s living rooms every day. While only 1/100th of one percent of the federal budget funds public television, 82 percent of U.S. households watch this programming. If every American paid for this programming, it would only cost $1.35 per citizen to keep it on air, which is really the best entertainment deal around.

Now we’re encouraging you to do your part to keep this award-winning public media available for all. If you feel that public media is essential to our culture, make your voice heard at www.ProtectMyPublicMedia.org. There you can sign a petition of support to continue funding and find information about the ways public media serves our communities. Thank you for your consideration and for being such great friends all these years!

Fondly,
Jathan & Heather

p.s. Watch the video below to see what’s coming up on Masterpiece this spring.

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

One Response to Help Protect Public Media [VIDEO]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    With some 82 percent of America tuning in, chances are you’ve come to rely on public media as much as the rest of us. Now help do your part to protect the quality programming you’ve come to depend on all these years. Find out how inside.

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