NPR chief denounces defunding calls in speech on future of journalism

November 8, 2010 06:20

“If defunding to public broadcasting were to occur, it would be devastating to public broadcasting. That’s a fact,” Schiller said.

By Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller


Speaking at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington Sunday on the “Future of Journalism,” National Public Radio

President and CEO Vivian Schiller said she takes calls for defunding NPR “very seriously,” while stressing how important government funding is for public broadcasting, especially for NPR’s member stations. She also recognized there’s a possibility that, with the new GOP majority in the House, those calls for defunding might be renewed.


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