PBS supporters brought the fight over public broadcasting to the District yesterday.
The "Hands Off PBS" rally was held in Washington, culminating on the steps of the Capitol. Participants handed over a petition with 660-thousand signatures calling for a rejection of President Trump's efforts to eliminate federal funding for the Endowment for the Arts.
PBS is part of the National Endowment of the Arts.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting received 445-million dollars from the federal government last year, or less than one-thousandth of the federal budget.