PBS Cuts Won’t Kill Big Bird

    FILE - This Aug. 30, 2009 file photo shows Big Bird, of the children's television show Sesame Street, in Los Angeles. Big Bird is endangered. Jim Lehrer lost control. And Mitt Romney crushed President Barack Obama. Those were the judgments rendered across Twitter and Facebook Wednesday during the first debate of the 2012 presidential contest. While millions turned on their televisions to watch the 90-minute showdown, a smaller but highly engaged subset took to social networks to discuss and score the debate as it unspooled in real time.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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    Everybody breathe. Big Bird ain’t going anywhere. Despite Mitt Romney’s zeitgeist-seizing comment at Wednesday night’s presidential debate that he planned to cut funding for PBS—and presumably put the Sesame Street character’s very existence in jeopardy—Sherrie Westin, the chief marketing officer of Sesame Workshop, says that Big Bird and Sesame Street are safe. “Sesame Workshop receive very, very little funding from PBS,” Sherrie Westin tells CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. When people say that Romney is “going to kill Big Bird—that is actually very misleading, because Sesame Street will still be here.”

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