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Posted by Bob on December 27, 1999 at 10:30:03:

In Reply to: Why should American taxpayers fund foreign labor? (format corrected) posted by Bob on December 27, 1999 at 10:25:58:

: : Posted by Dave on October 20, 1999 at 15:17:23:

: : In Reply to: But there is a difference posted by Bob on October 19, 1999 at 21:30:12:


: : Point Two: The BBC buys our shows. British taxpayers pay for the rights to air American shows. Savvy?

: :
: Oh yes, I savvy.

No you don't because you keep arguing about it.

:Now you savvy. I've lived in the UK and you are distorting the actual truth.

No. There is no distortion. It is true the BBC buys our shows. It is true British taxpayers pay for the rights to air American shows. It is true that the British pay a license fee that funds the production of their programming. For you to suggest otherwise is nonsense.

: BBC is a FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION and runs commercials.

Then why does BBC Online state, "Your licence fee provides public services independent of advertisers, shareholders or other commercial interests."? Click on this link.

: They are not a solely taxpayer supported organization at all and are more like CBC than PBS . They buy commercial US films. In other words they are NOT a public station but a publicly owned station FOR PROFIT. It is NOT PBS.

The BBC is a government owned and operated service. The fact is, is that British taxpayer money is involved. The difference is they do not fund non-British production costs, as opposed to the PBS-Nelvana deal, which does fund foreign labor.

The BBC does not fund production costs for American programming. They do not fund foreign labor to make films. Which is what the PBS-Nelvana deal does.




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