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Re: Children of Herakles

It may be more than 5% but not much more. Most Public radio stations saw the
light when the Congress considered deleting all public broadcasting funding
a few years ago. They are much more reliant on personal and corporate
funding than government monies these days.
The threat of removing all government funding isn't the 500 lb. sledgehammer
it used to be.
Mike Beaulieu

On 1/17/03 3:08 PM, "Dan Billings" <billings@suscom-maine.net> wrote:

> Subject: Re: Children of Herakles
>> is, WBUR never has and probably never will adjust their mindset in
>> reporting to account for any influence from federal dollars.

> The federal dollars going directly to WBUR, or any public station, does not
> give the whole picture.  WBUR carries programming subsidized by the
> Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  That programming would be more
> expensive if not for the federal funding through the CPB.  As a result, the
> direct and in-direct federal dollars is more than 5%.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine