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During the first presidential debate, candidate Mitt Romney said that if his bid for office is successful, he plans to cut funding for PBS.
PSB is an education-focused broadcasting channel, and home of shows including Sesame Street, Sherlock and Downton Abbey.
"I'm sorry, Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS," Romney said to PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer.
"I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too. But I'm not going to keep spending money on things, borrowing money from China to pay for it."
In response, PSB said:
"The federal investment in public broadcasting equals about one one-hundredth of one percent of the federal budget. Elimination of funding would have virtually no impact on the nation's debt. Yet the loss to the American public would be devastating."