House Republicans plan to float a measure today to permanently end federal funding for NPR and prohibit member stations from using federal funds to pay for NPR programs. This is the latest move to cut off funding to public radio, after a bill to cut funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting failed in the Senate earlier this year.
We speak with Christian Science Monitor congressional correspondent Gail Chaddock, who says the latest measure also stands little chance of passage in the Senate, but it's a platform for both parties to rally the base.
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This segment aired on March 17, 2011.