Originally published: April 12, 2011
Last updated: April 12, 2011 - 11:27am
The change of power in the House has thrust National Public Radio into "turmoil," according to the former chief executive of the organization. Vivian Schiller said NPR has been through a "very difficult" time in the past several months. That's in part because of "the change in majority in the House," she said. "It's a very difficult time with an incredible amount of scrutiny in what we do," she said. House Republicans have voted to defund NPR this year, but Senate Democrats and the White House have expressed strong support for public media. Schiller predicted measures to defund NPR will not become law. "I don't think federal dollars are going to go away for public broadcasting," she said.
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