LeVar Burton Outraged Over Romney’s PBS Funding Threat
TV Legend LeVar Burton is outraged over Mitt Romney‘s threat to cut funding to PBS during last night’s presidential debate, TMZ reports.
“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,” says Burton. “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.”
Burton, who hosted PBS’ “Reading Rainbow” from 1983 to 2005, didn’t stop there. He tells TMZ, “PBS represents .00016% of our nation’s budget, yet this free resource benefits kids across all economic circumstances. Defunding PBS directly punishes the less fortunate by removing this trusted and extraordinary educational resource available to all.”