To The Honorable J. Gresham Barrett:
I was listening to the radio this morning and was impressed by a detailed and well-done report on Internet pharmacies dealing in controlled substances.
Nobody else I know of in broadcasting is providing such in-depth coverage of important topics as National Public Radio. While other news outlets are focused on Michael Jackson, public broadcasting is covering less sensational stories that really matter, and providing the kind of information to help citizens in a democracy form their opinions based on facts rather than “sound bites”.
There is this silly discussion about Public Broadcasting having a liberal bias. Sure Moyer’s Now program is liberal, but what about John McLaughlin and William F. Buckley’s programs being on for years when Conservatism “wasn’t cool”.
This may reach you too late for today’s vote, but I want you to know of my personal commitment to Public Broadcasting. I urge you to support its funding. America needs Public Broadcasting; it’s one of the best public enterprises we have.