Funding for Public Broadcasting is on the chopping block in the Congress. The Senate has voted to defund Public Broadcasting. Money from Public Broadcasting helps to pay for Sesame Street.
Several of the real-life actors who play alongside the iconic puppets on the long-running children’s favorite helped deliver petitions asking the Senate to fully fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps pay for “Sesame Street” and other programming.
Emilio Delgado (Luis), Roscoe Orman (Gordon) and Bob McGrath (Bob) spelled out the damage that Congress could do if the Senate cooperates with the House in cutting about $445 million in federal funding to educational television shows like the oft-awarded “Sesame Street.”