October 8, 2012

Big Bird Shines at Presidential Debate

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We find it quite interesting that the social networks were really the hit of last Wednesday's debate. The discussion sparked a record breaking 10.3 million tweets including some about health care vouchers and PBS. The Public Service TV supporters went as far a posting parody accounts and @BigBird attracted more than 20,000 followers.

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There were various astute and comedic tweets, including one that mentioned that Romney's lapel pin was bigger than Obama's. So I say, let's pay attention and see what happens during subsequent debates. Does the size of the pin indicate political clout? Probably not, but we bet we see them getting gradually larger.

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The good news here is that Sesame Street VP Sherrie Westin says most of their show's funding comes from corporate sponsorships, product sales and donations. That means that the large Muppet will still have employment. What will suffer are some of the small, rural stations who really depend on the subsidy. To not get access to PBS' fine programming, which was only .00012 percent of the entire federal budget in 2011, would be a shame.

Via ABC News

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 8, 2012 10:33 AM

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