[caption id="attachment_111991" align="alignleft" width="150"] "We do not comment on campaigns, but we're happy we can all agree that everyone likes Big Bird," said a Sesame Workshop spokeswoman.[/caption]

During his Oct. 3 debate with President Barack Obama, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for cutting federal funding to PBS, despite saying, "I love Big Bird." His comment renewed a long-running debate over subsidies to public broadcasting.

"I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS," the former Massachusetts governor said during a deficit-cutting discussion. "I'm going to stop other things. I...

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