Growing up, PBS was likely the TV station I watched with the most consistency. From Mr. Rogers, to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, to that one show with the math detectives, I learned a lot from high-quality, educational television. As an adult I often find my radio tuned to NPR to get what I feel is the most well-rounded, and least sensational news reporting. I have also seen and heard many what I refer to as “give us money weeks.” I have often ignored the sincere pleas of radio and television hosts to contribute to the programming they were providing. I always thought someone should give — just not me!
Today, I gave.
Not in the conventional way, however. Instead of giving my money I gave time.
After being compelled by my friend Kate, I volunteered from 6-9 am this morning answering calls from people making donations. It was a fun experience, a great chance to see some of the inner-workings of WPSU, and a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the fine folks that make public radio possible.
I hope I played a small part in keeping Big Bird on the air!
PS It’s not too late to contribute. Call 1-877-420-9778 or online: http://www.wpsu.org/contribute