Koch Money Shouldn’t Influence Public Television Programming (petition)

The Koch Brothers - photo courtesy of allvoices.com

The Koch Brothers – photo courtesy of allvoices.com

 

From workingfamiliesparty.org:

Recently The New Yorker reported that public television backed out of airing the documentary Citizen Koch — just because they were afraid of upsetting billionaire donor David Koch. David Koch has donated $23 million as a board member of two flagship PBS stations, WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston. 

Public television was founded to support the public interest, not to cater to the private interests of wealthy donors like the Koch brothers. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, Citizen Koch exposes the outsize role of money in American politics, from the Kochs and other major political spenders. This is exactly the kind of dialogue that public television was founded to foster, regardless of whether or not a powerful donor is happy about it. 

Public television should end the self-censorship and air Citizen Koch!

To sign the petition, click here. 

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4 thoughts on “Koch Money Shouldn’t Influence Public Television Programming (petition)

  1. When I used to have a tv connection I watched PBS a lot and stock listen to it on the radio. I am not saying your post is right or wrong but PBS lost all of their government funding last year. They are scrambling to find money from somewhere just to stay afloat. So where do you suggest they find the money to keep there nonprofit stations up and running ?

    • I definitely would not suggest they get it from people like the Koch Bros. who have a hand in a lot of the corruption going on in Washington right now. I’m sure public TV can find other sponsors, especially since a lot of other rich people donate money to them.

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