House-approved legislation to end federal funding for public broadcasting (about $430 million this year) might not make it into whatever budget-cutting plan the House and Senate ultimately adopt. If it doesn't, Congress still will have a duty to fulfill regarding oversight of public broadcasting.
Unknown to many NPR listeners or Public Broadcasting Service viewers, the parent Corporation for Public Broadcasting — the congressionally-created entity that funnels taxpayers' money to the networks — is required by law to ensure "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature."
Unnoticed by many members of Congress, CPB has done no such thing.
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