Big Bird

“Thank goodness someone is finally getting tough on Big Bird,” President Obama told a Denver crowd the morning after his televised debate with GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. One of the show stopping moments of Wednesday’s first presidential debate — for serious students of television, anyway — happened when Romney, addressing moderator (and PBS veteran) Jim Lehrer, said, "I'm sorry Jim, I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS.” Read full article >>

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