About a year ago, PBS almost left our community. But viewers demanded that public television stay — and WUCF TV was created.
Modest state support is essential to keep PBS programs on the air, and last year, for the first time, Florida cut all funding for public broadcasting. Although there appears to be support for some funding this year, we need viewers' help to ensure that happens. We're asking viewers to tell Gov. Rick Scott and their elected officials how much they value family-friendly programming.
Since WUCF TV debuted, viewers have told us that PBS is more than television. It's an emotional tie to our past, our passport to places we might not otherwise discover, and a bridge to help secure our community's future through our children.
Studies show preschoolers who watch"Sesame Street"receive higher grades in English, science and math in high school. PBS is home to 18 kids programs focused on literacy, science, technology, engineering and math.
Our goal is to build a station that will make our community proud. If we all do our part, Big Bird and friends will enjoy a home in Central Florida for years to come.
Lynn D. Sand Director of community support, WUCF TV