The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed as called for by President Donald Trump.
"PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," CEO Paula Kerger said Saturday. "There is no Plan B for that."
PBS' share of the roughly $450 million in federal funds allocated for public TV and radio goes largely to support public TV stations nationwide, a number of which rely on it for up to 50 percent of their budgets and can't survive without it, Kerger told a TV critics' meeting.
At the end of the day, "what legislators most care about is impact on their own communities," Kerger said, encouraging people nationwide who care about public broadcasting to let their representatives know.