Courtesy of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Author, troubadour and statesman, Carl Sandburg was profiled in a new PBS American Masters documentary broadcast on KUED last September. PBS has been in the news after presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut PBS funding.

In the remaining wake of the presidential debates, a lot of misunderstanding has been made about Mitt Romney's part involving reducing government money going to PBS.

If one truly thinks about what he said, what I think it means is that by removing obscenely large amounts of money that the government has been granting to PBS, it will actually keep it being PBS. Keep it being public broadcasting and not government broadcasting.

It is a prime example of keeping something in the hands of the public and to keep it from becoming a political propaganda machine.

Eric Green