Since Sesame Street is moving to HBO, can we go ahead and cut gov’t funding to PBS?

Since Sesame Street is moving to HBO, can we go ahead and cut gov’t funding to PBS?

Remember when Mitt Romney said that Sesame Street could survive just fine without the government funding PBS and liberals went insane?  Well, apparently you can add that to the list of things Romney was right about…

Since Sesame Street is moving to HBO, can we go ahead and cut gov't funding to PBS?

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the children’s television program, has struck a five-year deal with HBO, the premium cable network, that will bring first-run episodes of “Sesame Street” exclusively to HBO and its streaming outlets starting in the fall.

The partnership, announced Thursday, will allow the financially challenged Sesame Workshop to significantly increase its production of “Sesame Street” episodes and other new programming. The group will produce 35 new “Sesame Street” episodes a year, up from the 18 it now produces. It will also create a spinoff series based on the “Sesame Street” Muppets along with another new educational series for children.

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Click here to read more details of the deal, plus some reaction. Let’s just say…not everyone is particularly thrilled about this.

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