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RE: The end of NPR, NEA and PBS??


From: Kimberly Herbert (kimberly_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 22 2001 - 14:24:38 PST

This is an old urban legend. Even if it was true, e-mails are not read by
most of congress, according to recent studies. Also e-mail petitions have no
legal or ethical weight because they are so easy to forge and so difficult
to verify. Check
tm?terms=npr for more details on this legend.

To check out any story you receive before forwarding it

Personally I love urban legends, but some especially about serial killers,
gang activities, and dangerous pranks can be dangerous to circulate. Police
officers are worried want-to-be's will believe these (especially initiation
rights) and copy them.

Kimberly (

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Nagel []
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 9:43 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: The end of NPR, NEA and PBS??

Hi All: I received this message from a friend. If you feel as I do that
these programs must be supported, please add your name and forward to a
friend (s). If you have already signed the petition, Thanks! Judy

The end of NPR, NEA and PBS, if we let it

On NPR's Morning Edition last week, Nina Tottenberg said that if the
Supreme Court supports Congress, it is in effect the end of the National
Public Radio (NPR), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Public
Broadcasting System (PBS). PBS, NPR 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, some government officials believe that the
funding currently going to these programs is too large a portion of funding
for something which is seen as not worthwhile. Currently, taxes from the
general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person per year, and the National
Endowment for the Arts equals $0.64 per year.
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.
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 (if you believe) add your name to this list and forward
it to friends who believe in what this stands for. This list will be
forwarded to the President and the Vice President of the United States. This
petition is being passed around the Internet. Please add your name to it so
that funding can be maintained for the NEA, NPR and PBS.

Please sign and forward to others to sign. Do not reply to me. If you prefer
not to sign, please send to the e-mail address indicated below.

This is being forwarded to several people at once to add their names to
the petition. It won't matter if many people receive the same list as
the names are being managed. This is for anyone who thinks NPR/PBS is a

expenditure of $1.12/year of his or her taxes. A petition follows. If
you sign, please forward on to others. If not, please don't kill
it-send instead 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!

NOTE: It is preferable that you SELECT (highlight) the entirety of this
letter and then COPY it into a new outgoing message, rather than simply
forwarding it. In your new outgoing message, add your name to the bottom
of the list and then send it on. Or if option is available, do a SEND AGAIN.

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