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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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91.

A1A    

Screw PBS. Cut them off. Masterpiece Theater will still air by virtue of donations, and that is the only thing worth watching on PBS anyway.

750 days ago
92.

fstblk    

Mitt Robme will never be president. He is a LIAR and a TAX cheat.PBS won't be the only thing he plans to get rid of.Wait until he hits some of his supporters where it hurts.TPUBs want to take this country back 50 yrs.

750 days ago
93.

Nvts    

Relax ****a

750 days ago
94.

Rick James    

Poor kids don't have TVs, so why does it matter if PBS is cut?

750 days ago
95.

RoadRig    

Dude, we're already destroying our kids' future with the 18 Trillions dollar debt plus 1.5 Trillion a year until stuffs like this can be put in check.

750 days ago
96.

MJ    

Keep the government out of television !!
Why should WE be paying our tax $$$ to PBS ????

750 days ago
97.

Pua    

Here's a clue Levar, it' ain't working, cause the schools are still turning out pants sagging, disrespectful, and moronic kids.....

750 days ago
98.

robbo    

Easy there Levar! PBS only receives 10% of their funding from the gubmint, they can beg to replace that.

750 days ago
99.

MiMi    

Then donate personally ppl if u love it..... Lavar, have a national network fundraiser for ur beloved network. Our tax $$$$ do not need to go be spent on entertainment.

750 days ago
100.

Ryan    

Who watched the debate?!?!? He said "he wants to cut programs that are funded from China!!" I'm sure someone else can fund it here in the States, but lets quit owing other freaking Countries!!!

750 days ago
101.

boricua81    

merica will ohhh so PBS could be gone if Romney is elected? Elmo? Big Bird? Reading Rainbow? Ohh that is OK, I guess local networks will air Family Guy underprivileged children can watch it and learn something good. Romney will be a proud president once he sees that his approach had a significant benefit in our country's education. in his closing statement he said he is concern about the way America has gone in the past four year, well I am concerned with the way America will go if he is elected. (for safety purposes Preschool teachers must place a metal detector before the children come in to the classrooms)

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102.

sheldon    

If u really think the money that is spent on P.B.S comes from china u need a reality check. It is coming out of your tax money u pay. And second I see alot of women in here in support of cutting spending to pbs wtf u rather are kids watch honey boo boo maybe romney will start a mormon channel where kids search for the secret underwear and talk to god on planet kolob. For any woman to vote for such an a hole is beyond me cut pbs,cut planned parenthood,make medicare a voucher program no thankssssssssssssss. If romney wins then just kiss this country goodbye and kiss are relationships around the world goodbye.

750 days ago
103.

jjohnson    

Oh get a fricken grip. Nobody want's to give anything up and yet they still bitch and complain about the US debt. There are plenty of other way to educate your children. It's called READING.

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104.

Hank    

Ok no matter what they cut someone is going to complain and try to justify why it shouldn't be cut, this is why we have this mess. I don't want to borrow money to pay for any of this crap. At least Mitt Romney said one thing he would cut and was honest about it. If you like public tv then subscribe and pay for it, I don't what it and don't want to borrow money to pay for it.

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thegreatamericandesertreturns    

Dan coats/exon bill years ago tryed to do the same thing years ago.it was stuck down by the fed judges who would also stike down any bill limiting or changeing broadcasting laws.The gary out of the internet passed the house and senate at 99% only one person voted to kill the bill by as I predicted non my public access show it was stuck down by fed law.the mormon morron can`t make up laws for this network wookies just because they tell him to.It would never standup in fed court because it would limit and change fed lwas enacted years ago forseeing corrupt puppets owned by the rich trying to shut up the poor.MK-ultras were built to defend the opressed not shut them up and kill them off

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