I heartily support the fight for further federal funding of PBS . Still, some arguments for supporting public broadcasting have grown rather tatty. Among these is the contention that PBS provides programming for young children that is exceptional in terms of its content, context and quality—that cannot be found elsewhere in the otherwise commercially adulterated television landscape.
Classen, Steven, "Watchin’ the Noggin: For-Profit/Non-Profit Co-ventures and Children’s Television" (2008). Faculty Publications - Department of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts. 33.