During Wednesday’s presidential debate, Romney stated he would cut funding for PBS believing that it is not an essential federal program.
Burton quickly came to the defense of his former network.
"Defunding PBS directly punishes the less fortunate by removing this trusted and extraordinary educational resource available to all,” Burton commented. "On behalf of America's children, I can't stay silent. I encourage you to join me in fighting this short-sighted and frankly mean-spirited attack on our children."