No. PBS will not die, +Steven Bowser
. The reason it is government funded and the reason it is quality is the same reason the BBC is quality programming in the UK; because when it is not free-market funded it is not flooded by advertisements and does not degrade to the level of "Honey Boo Boo." If there's a reason the NBC Olympics coverage was horrible and the BBC Olympics coverage was excellent, you can point to the difference in funding for the two; NBC Olympics was unable to even supply correct maps for the two countries, confusing Australia with Austria, not knowing who Tim Berners-Lee was; the BBC covered them excellently, comprehensively, and well.
There's a clear choice here between two candidates, one of whom supports education and the other who clearly does not. I hope you vote for the one who does. The free market cannot rule some areas of life like education because immense amounts of money are linked to corruption; we do not do what is best for the common good when individuals themselves hold the vast majority of power. Cutting PBS is also just a symbolic cut, as Neil deGrasse Tyson points out. PBS is literally .012 of the Federal Budget. Cutting it solves nothing. It's like deleting text files from your 500 Gig hard drive. Unless you have issues with basic math (as I suspect Romney does) you cannot solve a deficit this way. Unless you severely inflated the PBS budget before you cut it.
Fred Rodgers spoke eloquently in this speech about the importance of treating all with the respect and dignity that should be afforded to each individual. I will close comments now and let his remarks speak as they should. Preserve public television and education for generations to come, or we as a society will suffer much as a whole as a result.