If you've been living under a rock, then maybe you haven't heard about how Congress is slashing funding for public broadcasting. I grew up with PBS, it was the only station I was allowed to watch without asking my mom. I'd like Sesame Street to be there for my kids too. There's a petition with a *&%$load of signatures already, but they're shooting for 1 million: http://www.moveon.org/publicbroadcasting/.
So go sign it. If you don't Big Bird will come and peck your eyes out. Okay, maybe not. :D