With the newly Republican-controlled Congress set to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the federal budget, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has joined with NPR and local PBS stations in warning those cuts could drastically affect public broadcasting.

At a time when public broadcasting has come under attack from the right wing for alleged liberal bias, Blumenauer argues that rural Oregonians would be disproportionately hurt if public broadcasting goes under the knife.

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