Media Matters has a bunch of links.

I saw it first at Lindsay Beyerstein's site when she linked in this Washington Post article.

"A House subcommittee voted yesterday to sharply reduce the federal government's financial support for public broadcasting, including eliminating taxpayer funds that help underwrite such popular children's educational programs as "Sesame Street," "Reading Rainbow," "Arthur" and "Postcards From Buster."

The goal of the GOP is to eliminate all federal funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in just two years:

"...the subcommittee acted to eliminate within two years all federal money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting -- which passes federal funds to public broadcasters -- starting with a 25 percent reduction in CPB's budget for next year, from $400 million to $300 million."

Democracy Cell Project has this link to the website of the committee chairman, the ironically named Jerry Lewis.

Call Representative Lewis, why don't you? Or e-mail him. Let him know that there is a vast number of Americans who support PBS and the CPB. (I've already called.)

Here is a list of all the members of the committee. (Geez, does a House committee really need all those members???)

Jesse Jackson Jr., Ray La Hood, and Mark Kirk are all congressmen for Illinois who are also on the committee. Those will be my next three phone calls. They should be yours too.