Asked in downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Ashley Finden.
"I would definitely be pretty upset. I think it would be a huge loss to everyone. It's really a pretty clean, low commercial overhead way to get a lot of good information on a wide variety of topics."
Stephen Williams, San Jose.
"I don't agree with it because PBS is very educational. And I like the program because I also enjoy watching it."
Ann Simeona, Mountain View.
"I think PBS is a good thing and I think the public should support it in the form of government money. PBS provides opportunity for the little people, the small film-makers to get their stuff out."
Thomas Howell, Palo Alto.
"I think I would be heartbroken and scared for American youth if PBS were to lose federal funding. I think it's a horrible idea."
Emily Chamberlin, Mountain View.
"I think PBS is an anachronism from a day gone by for our communication medium. It's not very cost-efficient for the type of communication any more that these type of shows provides to us. It's easily and readily available online."
Colin Moore, Santa Clara.
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