Allen Weatherly, executive director of the Arkansas Educational Television Network, has sent a letter to AETN Foundation supporters urging them to call members of Congress in the state to save federal allotments for public television. (Public radio money is also on the chopping block.)

A worthy cause, a hard battle. It will be interesting to see which members of Congress from Arkansas respond positively. Sen. Mark Pryor, whose father sits on the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, might be the only real hope.