December 30th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told supporters in Iowa Wednesday about his plan to shut down funding for programs like PBS.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Romney laid out intentions to "stop certain programs" and include advertisements on the children’s show “Sesame Street.”
"Close them. Turn 'em off. Even some you like," he said of his plan.
"You might say, 'I like the National Endowment for the Arts.' I do," Romney said. "I like PBS. We subsidize PBS. Look, I'm going to stop that. I'm going to say that PBS is going to have to have advertisements."
"We're not going to kill Big Bird," the politician added, perhaps aware of the ramifications of attacking “Sesame Street.”
"But Big Bird is going to have advertisements. Alright?"
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