Puppets To March On Washington

WASHINGTON (October 17, 2012)--More than 1,000 puppeteers and public broadcasting supporters have already signed on for a march on the National Mall in Washington three days before the election to defend PBS funding.

The so-called Million Puppet March is scheduled for Nov. 3.

By Wednesday morning, more than 1,000 participants had responded on Facebook, saying they would attend.

The march is in response to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks during the first presidential debate calling for the elimination of funding for PBS, which airs the popular children's show "Sesame Street."

Organizers originally called the event a Million Muppet March, but noted they've changed the name to include sock puppets, hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and mascots.


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