Founding Fathers & Funding Information

As both Congress and the Virginia General Assembly take steps to end subsidies for Public Broadcasting, opponents of the funding say it’s not a core function of government.  Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan investigated the historical record… to get an idea of where the Founding Fathers might have stood on the question.  And while it’s impossible to say what their opinions would be today, it’s at least clear that in the context of their own time-they were ready and willing to use public money to get the news out.