I am sooooo opposed to public money paying for "art" or PBS; however, PBS does their beg-a-thon almost every quarter on Carolina public television....it's almost worth the tax money to shut that up! Btw...I won't let my children watch anything on that channel except Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder...both imports from England which we discovered via DVDs. I much prefer the Playhouse Disney and I don't mind that my son knows who Ronald McDonald is. He's can't go to "Old MacDonald's" as he calls it, unless we take him.
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