‘Sesame Street’ Actors Appear Before Congress as PBS Battles to Avert Funding Cuts

Mar 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Performers from PBS’s "Sesame Street" have joined advocacy groups and union members who are appealing to the U.S. Senate to stop the funding cuts to public broadcasting, reports the AP.

According to the story, "’Sesame Street’ actors including Roscoe Orman, who plays Gordon, and Bob McGrath, who plays Bob, spoke before Congress about how educational television needs the federal funding to thrive. They backed up their words with signed petitions from viewers beseeching the Senate to fully fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which backs ‘Sesame Street,’ among other programs on PBS."

The actors are members of AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), the article adds.


  1. Yes. As members of AFTRA, I am sure that they would love to continue on the public dole. But come on. It is time for PBS to go commercial like every other network.

  2. You sicken me.

  3. This is the level of discourse sometimes found on the left. No logic, just visceral epithets.

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