Public Broadcasting Faces Budget Cuts (link) On NPR's Morning Edition, Nina Tottenberg announced that if the Supreme Court supports Congress, it will, in effect, be the end of the National Public Radio (NPR), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). PBS, NPR and the arts are facing major cutbacks in funding. In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending costs and streamline their services, some government officials believe that the funding currently going to these programs is too large a portion of funding for something which is seen as not worthwhile. This is for anyone who thinks NPR/PBS is a worthwhile expenditure of $1.12/year of their taxes. June 21, 2005 · The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors meets Tuesday and will hear a presentation for the fiscal year 2006 budget. The meeting comes as the CPB's chairman faces critics who say he's injected politics into public broadcasting.