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LeVar Burton OUTRAGED

Over Romney PBS Attack --

He's Destroying Our Kids!

10/4/2012 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former "Reading Rainbow" host LeVar Burton is PISSED after Mitt Romney threatened to cut PBS funding last night -- telling TMZ, Romney would be stealing an invaluable educational resource from underprivileged children.

LeVar tells us, "I am personally outraged that any serious contender for the White House would target as part of his campaign the children of America in this fashion."

"Educators across the country, as well as millions of children and adults know that the programming on PBS has been responsible for significant improvements in education, literacy, math, science and life skills for generations of our children."

In case you missed the Presidential debate, Mitt promised to cut funding to PBS claiming it isn't an essential government expense -- but LeVar's firing back, claiming, "PBS represents .00016% of our nation's budget, yet this free resource benefits kids across all economic circumstances."

He adds, "Defunding PBS directly punishes the less fortunate by removing this trusted and extraordinary educational resource available to all."

"On behalf of America's children, I can't stay silent. I encourage you to join me in fighting this short-sighted and frankly mean-spirited attack on our children."

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76.

Dustin    

If Obama cared he would of giving that 90 billion to these under privileged kids teachers....

564 days ago
77.

Katz    

Get over it Levar, PBS is public broadcasting, means the people pay for it, why do they always ask for money. Since when does the Federal Government take taxpayer money to put on a TV show? Really? Stop acting like a crybaby. He was honest by telling you there would be cuts. Nice to know someone is honest because Obama is such a liar!

564 days ago
78.

diane    

U liberals are nuts. It's not going to hurt our kids if during these difficult times funding is cut to the PBS. U can get years and years of big bird on DVD. That's the problem with libs they don't want to cut just spend spend spend shut the f up

564 days ago
79.

Walter    

Levar who? The libs just want PBS to be the 1,396,259th thing that will be provided for free as long as we tax those nasty rich people.

564 days ago
80.

Babydoll0630    

DUDE, no. OBAMA is effing shiz up.....

564 days ago
81.

Brien    

PBS is out-dated and doesn't require federal subsidizes at a time when we have a $16 trillion deficit. There are hundreds of cable channels now and no need for PBS. It's not the 70's any longer.

564 days ago
82.

jlgrr    

A damn tv show shouldnt shape our kids! PARENTS SHOULD! STFU!!

564 days ago
83.

t4trble    

Sesame Street is a top grossing show, and can easily be sold for billions to one of the other 900 cable TV stations or networks . Sesame Street sells their brands for millions and millions and Sesame Street has retail stores all over the country. Big Bird will just fly to another show, and will keep producing billions of dollars. No worries, move along.

564 days ago
84.

Mallory    

I love PBS, but hey, when you don't have the money to pay your bills things have to go. So parents will have to buy the DVD's for their kids. It's not like that can't ever watch Sesame Street again, it's just now the parents will have to pay for it not us.

564 days ago
85.

Mike44090    

That's right, they need that money to give to the rich. That's just one of many things that will be cut to pay for all those tax breaks and loopholes for those in the 2% tax bracket.

564 days ago
86.

occincin    

CEO of public broadcasting said PBS didn't need federal funding, due to the amount of donations they receive annually. So why are Levar's panties so bunched up.

564 days ago
87.

courtney    

stop using the television to raise your kids and teach them yourselves...nothing worse than lazy parents who use the television to occupy children. We are losing our jobs,homes,life savings,health care plans, and worst of all our personal liberties and freedom....Yes lets worry about what we watch on tv.

564 days ago
88.

Nancy    

Oh shut up.. The blacks will scream about anything Mitt Romney wants to do.....

564 days ago
89.

Kruzer    

No one watches that crap anymore. Levar is crying over a washed up tv show that was part of his little career. Don't worry Star Trek will take care of you.

564 days ago
90.

growup    

being a democrat or progressive is a mental disease

564 days ago
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