Feb 17, 2011

Obama budget signals priority for public broadcasting, new press secretary says

New White House Press secretary Jay Carney indicated that President Obama puts a priority on noncommercial broadcasting funding, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Carney called the president's budget, released this week, a road map showing his priorities. A reporter asked Carney if the president saw a "universal American value" in public broadcasting, and he replied, "The budget represents his priorities, and I think you can read into that." President Obama's new budget increases funding for CPB from $430 million in FY11 to $445 million in 2012.

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