In preparation for the Friday night briefing for the Saturday papers and news broadcasts -- nicknamed "take out the trash day" because it disposes of all the stories the White House doesn't want heavy coverage on, and because Saturday is the least read paper of the week -- the staff take on a variety of chores: C.J. prepares to meet with the family of a Matthew Shepard-type victim of murder just because he was gay, and discovers something unexpected about the young man's reticent father; Josh and Sam contend with an angry Republican house committee leader who wants to make a deal to avoid public hearings on Leo's alcoholism; the president must read and wince through a graphic report on sex education in public schools; Danny pesters C.J. about an aide to the v.p. living on high off of taxpayer dollars. Written by
Did You Know?
While discussing funding for PBS, one of the aides talks about licensing for the Muppets and mentions Fuzzy Bear which Toby corrects as Fozzie Bear. Fozzie Bear is not a Muppet featured on Sesame Street but is part of the cast of The Muppet Show and the various movies. Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog and a few minor characters are the only muppets to appear on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. See more
[on why the government should cut funding to PBS
Product licensing for this merchandise brings in over $20 million a year, none of which goes to PBS, all of which goes to the show's producer, the Children's Television Workshop. Now this is a company whose chief executive earns high six-figures in salary and benefits per year. Yet Sesame Street is subsidized by taxpayer dollars.
It's a perfectly reasonable complaint.
I don't care.
We're gonna see to all those things. In the meantime...
References Face the Nation
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