Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

The fight is on as new president puts Big Bird in his cross hairs

Thom Geier | March 16, 2017 @ 3:01 AM

President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination.

Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a relatively small source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post.