There are over 600 hundred channels on television. And thousands on the radio. There is a channel for every conceivable subject. If you watching or listening to NPR or Public access channels, you already have the access to thousands of sources.
I find the whole "emergency" need for public radio or television a bit of nothing. How many tuned in to NPR when 9/11 struck? How many tuned into the other thousands of channels of news. I bet 99% or more tuned into Fox, CNN, MSNBC, or another news channel. As for the educational needs, animal planet, discovery, and a hundred all channel on television already create, broadcast, and allow the viewer to see everything you could possible want.
I just don't understand the need for tax payer funds going to pay for the 601st channel, when the first 600 are out there. Most of the programming on NPR is found elsewhere.
NPR is a leftist agenda that should lose it's funding and fend for itself in the market, or go under because of it's positions. But to think they need to continue getting tax payer funds, because we may need it (and we don't) for the excuse of the next world war, or for some educational programming, is a bit beyond it's time.
And the two slanderous leftist liberal women in charge on NPR should also lose their jobs. To think that they would give a interview or make comments about William's sanity, while smirking, is unbelievable. I hope they lose their jobs, the tax payers can save some money, and we can all thank Williams later for finally bringing down the joke they call the NPR.