In 2002, PBS took a chance on a project that featured the joys, triumphs, trials and tribulations of a Latino family in East L.A. The landmark television series was entitled American Family and starred none other than Edward James Olmos as the patriarch. The series featured a cast of other familiar Latino faces and dared tackle the serious issues of the post-9/11 world we live in while expertly showcasing the warmth and love of family, even when not everyone agrees or even always gets along.

American Family only ran two seasons despite its obvious quality, funding always an issue with the public network, which brings us to the reason for this post:

Currently, in the U.S. Congress there is an initiative that would strip critical federal funding from PBS, as well as NPR (National Public Radio) if passed. Americans across the country are organizing to protest this move under the banner of 170 Million Americans, the estimated monthly audience of PBS. 

If you'd like to join in, click the logo below to visit the official site of the campaign to learn how you can help in the fight to save these fixtures of the airwaves.

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