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A Message to PBS: Televise the Trump Impeachment Hearings for All to See

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A Message to PBS: Televise the Trump Impeachment Hearings for All to See

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4.8k points6 days agoedited 6 days ago

For those who are old enough to remember Iran-Contra, the actual networks televised every minute.

EDIT: Also, for the vast majority of us, C-SPAN will likely livestream the whole thing on youtube.

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104 points6 days ago

Wasn鈥檛 that before the repeal of the fair broadcasting act though?

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1.6k points6 days ago

Same with the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. I was still rather young and after seeing him get confirmed even after Anita Hill's testimony, I remember realizing that nothing matters anymore.

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Yep - I was home with an adorable new baby (who is now bearded, tattooed, and 32 years old) and we watched those things like they were cartoons. Weird times, man.

But these are weirder still.

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I remember. I was in my teens and I still remember that every friends house I went to had the hearings playing on tv. Everybody was watching it

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Illinois
5 points6 days ago

CSPAN is the only one worth watching. No commentary BS. Just the facts.

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5 points6 days ago

The Iran Contra hearings ruined my summer vacation in second grade. I wanted to stay in and watch whatever trash was on TV back then. But I was stuck with Oliver North. No cable. Four channels. All of them showing the same thing, except for CBC (which we got in Detroit), which was showing weird Canadian shit.

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It's cathartic to air out our dirty laundry. I.E. Nuremberg

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Colorado
3 points6 days ago

Man, I can remember vividly. I have an especially clear memory of building a lego boat out of spare parts while sitting in the family room with the Iran-Contra hearings in the background. I was 12 and didn't really understand what the hell was going on, but I can picture that boat in my hands with the TV in the background. Funny how some things just stick. 32 years later and it may as well have been yesterday, one of my clearest memories from those younger years.

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2 points6 days ago

I remember Clinton impeachment hearing taking over day time TV.

I was a teenager, but I remember seeing the Chief Justice having dodge SRT racing stripes on his robe

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2 points6 days ago

I believe Newsy is broadcasting the entirety of them live.

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1.6k points6 days agoedited 5 days ago
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Trump attempting repeatedly to gut the Corporation for Public Broadcasting shows why it's important that PBS needs to be around.

President Trump鈥檚 proposed 2020 federal budget, which was released on March 11, would eliminate all taxpayer funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over a two-year timespan, cutting the organization鈥檚 annual appropriation in the first year from $465 million to $30 million, or 94 percent. More than 70 percent of the CPB鈥檚 annual funding goes to local public TV and radio stations.

Edit: Thank you, kind stranger for the gold.

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New York
733 points6 days ago

Republicans have been try to kill PBS because they can鈥檛 control it. It is donor supported with some federal dollars.

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Washington
45 points6 days ago

"Everything is fake news, so let me cut funding for the one network not motivated by profit"

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7 points6 days ago

94%?! jesus h christ

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3 points6 days ago

Fuck man

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