In a visit to Vermont on a federally funded PBS show, an animated bunny named Buster reports on farm life, maple sugaring and lesbian couples. The new education secretary is not amused at the use of federal “Ready to Learn” funding. PBS said it already had decided not to distribute “Sugartime” to its stations.
“Ultimately, our decision was based on the fact that we recognize this is a sensitive issue, and we wanted to make sure that parents had an opportunity to introduce this subject to their children in their own time,” said Lea Sloan, vice president of media relations at PBS.
However, the show is un-banned by the Boston station that produced.
Via Jeff Jarvis, who’s keeping an eagle eye on cartoon morality.