Keep funding PBS

Thank you for the editorial "Poorly Aimed Salvo at PBS," May 15. As one of the many paying subscribers to Public Broadcasting Service, I cannot let this salvo burst forth without returning some flak.

PBS serves both the paying subscribers and those who cannot afford to subscribe. It certainly deserves the $24 million increase the House has already authorized for 1994. As the author states, currently PBS receives less than 20 percent of their funds from direct federal aid. Instead of trying to "turn off" viewers, PBS opponents Laurence Jarvik, George Will, and Sen. Bob Dole need to encourage more people to "tune in." Ann Macey, Augusta, Ga.

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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