Sesame Street stars rally against broadcast spending cuts

Emilio Delgado, who portrays Luis, and Roscoe Orman (Gordon) were among the actors who turned up at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (15Mar11) to march in protest after Congress officials announced plans to cut the broadcasting budget, which totalled $420 million (£280 million) last year (10).

The Sesame Street stars, who also include Alison Bartlett O’Reilly (Gina), Alan Muraoka (Alan) and Bob McGrath (Bob), fear the decision will affect children’s education if the show is hit by the spending review.

The actors appeared at the iconic landmark as part of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, to sign a petition asking for the Senate to rethink the plans, reports the Associated Press.

More than 1.2 million signatures are on the petition.