Re: Fwd: NPR Funding -Forwarded

pmeans (
Tue, 13 Feb 96 10:28:30 EST

for all interested parties....

rhonda rosen
loyola marymount university

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Subject: Fwd: NPR Funding -Forwarded
Author: Rhonda Rosen at lmu-acad1
Date: 2/12/96 3:27 PM

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Subject: Fwd: NPR Funding -Forwarded
Author: Michael A Heumann <> at
Date: 2/12/96 8:38 AM

The attached is a forwarded message regarding Public
Broadcasting and National Public Radio. Please read it, add
you name and forward a copy to others.
Date: 02/09/1996 11:44 pm (Friday)
From: "Waller, Patti"
;C=US;DDA.rfc-822=dianab(a)", . . .
Subject: Fwd: NPR Funding

Subject: NPR

Hi, Please add your name to the list and forward to all you know. Please

follow instructions if you are the 50th ,100th, or 150th person signing.


PBS, NPR (National Public Radio), and the arts are facing major

cutbacks in funding. In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce

spending costs and streamline their services, the government officials

believe that the funding currently going to these programs is too large a

portion of funding for something which is seen as "unworthwhile".

Currently, taxes from the general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person

peryear, and the National Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year in


A January 1995 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll indicated that 76% of

Americans wish to keep funding for PBS, third only to national defense

and law enforcement as the most valuable programs for federal funding.

Each year, the Senate and House Appropriations commitees each have

13 subcommitees with jurisdiction over many programs and agencies.

Each subcommitee passes its own appropriation bill. The goal each year

is to have each bill signed by the beginning of the fiscal year, which is

October 1. In the instance of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting,

bill determines the funding for the next three years. When this issue

comes up in 1996, the funding will be determined for fiscal years

1996-1998. The only way that our representatives can be aware of the

base of support for PBS and funding for these types of programs is by

making our voices heard. Please add your name to this list if you

in what we stand for. This list will be forwarded to the

President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States,

and Representative Newt Gingrich, who is the instigator of the action to

cut funding to these worthwhile programs. If you happen to be the 50th,

100th, 150th, etc. signer of this petition, please forward a copy to If that address is inoperative, please send

it to This way we can keep track

of the lists and organize them. Forward this to everyone you know, and

help us to keep these programs alive. Thank you.


1. Mary Austin, Print Historian, San Francisco, CA

2. Bryan D. Welsh, Engineer, Seattle, WA

3. Michael W. Sasnett, Engineer, Los Altos, CA

4. David J. Knapp, Systems Admin, Boulder, CO

5. Carl Fiduk, Research Scientist, Boulder, CO

6. Mary Hagler, Sys Admin, Boulder, CO

7. John Worden, Research Scientist, Boulder, CO

8. Pam Worden, School Teacher, Boulder, CO

9. Helen Worden, Physicist, Pasadena, CA

10. Cinzia Zuffada, Electrical Engineer, Los Angeles, CA

11. Tom Cwik, United States Citizen, Altadena, CA

12. Daniel Katz, Scientist, Los Angeles, CA

13. Neil Stiber, Student, Pittsburgh, PA

14. Inna Nirenburg, Production Coordinator, Pittsburgh, PA

15. Greg Plesur, Concerned Engineer, Pittsburgh, PA

16. Ross Bracco, Engineer, Rochester, NY

17.Regina Resnick,Physician Assistant, Rochester,NY

18. Tret Fure, Musician, Eugene, OR

19. Tam Martin, Agent/Event Producer, Portland, OR

20. Carol Daiberl, School Teacher, Portland, OR

21. Becky McFall, Graduate Student, Boston,MA

22. Pamela Rector, Middle School Counselor, Los Angeles, CA

23. Mark Misch, Creative Asst. LA, CA

24. Anita Bergmann, Los Angeles, CA

25. Cathy Keyani, Moss Beach, CA

26. Chris Spitters, Physician, Seattle, WA

27. Michael Koerner, Physician, Everett, WA

28. Diane Gordon, Epidemiologist, Everett, WA

29. Patti Waller, Epidemiologist, Seattle, WA

30. Rhonda Rosen, Media Librarian, Los Angeles, CA

31. Pat Means, Media Specialist, Sherman, TX