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More Lawmakers Call for Resignation of CPB’s Tomlinson

Jul 1, 2005  •  Post A Comment

A coalition of 52 Democratic members of the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, announced Friday that they have joined the chorus of those urging Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chairman Kenneth Tomlinson to resign.

“Mr. Tomlinson has politicized the nation’s premier children’s television network and jeopardized the future of public broadcasting with his partisan crusade to ‘Republicanize’ the programs that brought America Clifford the Big Red Dog, Big Bird, “The American Experience” and National Public Radio,” Rep. Markey said in a statement.

A coalition of 16 Democratic senators led by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has also asked President Bush to fire Mr. Tomlinson.