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33296, RE: not everyone has cable
Posted by PolarbearToenails, Tue Jun-14-05 04:32 PM
>A few NPR shows are ok, but I doubt any of the shows would
>exist if they had to rely on advertising dollars. People just
>don't want to hear them. And if people don't want to hear it,
>why should they have to pay for it?

Your argument is silly.

Most people do have cable -- but tens of millions don't. Do those people not deserve quality programming?

Perhaps you're just a market absolutist, but part of the purpose of the CPB is to provide broadcast programming that isn't supported by the market. American Indians are a small percentage of the people in this country -- too small to support commercial broadcast programming. But CPB supports programming for people like them whose demographic power doesn't buy them programming from commercial sources.

Someone here wondered whether Nickelodeon cares about kids or profits. The fact of the matter is that Nickelodeon cares about profits from kids.

Maybe we should privatize water services... or roads.