These are indeed tough times for all, and an old friend needs your help.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted to eliminate funding for public broadcasting which means the future of PBS and NPR is very uncertain.
Actually, it's more than uncertain, not only the very existence of PBS and their member stations is threatened, but for us Welk fans, it could mean no more Lawrence Welk Show every Saturday night.
Like I said, I know these are times to tighten the belt and sacrifices have to be made, but public broadcasting is NOT one of them.
You are the public in public broadcasting, and you can make a difference!
Like your fellow blogmaster, become one of 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting.
There is still a shimmer of hope, the Senate has not voted on the cuts yet. Contact your U.S. Senator (phone, letter, email) and tell him or her that you support public broadcasting and it ought not to be defunded.
Visit their webpage at 170 Million Americans.org and they can help you out!
And even if your station doesn't carry Lawrence Welk, please consider supporting public broadcasting anyway. The benefits and goodwill outweighs the costs, and you won't be disappointed.