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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt defends decision to close state's PBS station OETA over -

• https://www.dailymail.co.uk By EMMA JAMES

Shows on the network include 'Sesame Street,' 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' and 'Clifford The Big Red Dog'

Gov. Stitt's veto means that the network will cease operations this year unless legislature overrides it

He also criticized a Newshour feature that included parents' support for gender-affirming treatments – including puberty blockers

Oklahoma's governor has defended his decision to defund his state's PBS affiliate over children's programs he deemed inappropriate - including a drag queen reading a story to children.

Kevin Stitt, a Republican, blocked the funding for the state's PBS station through to 2026 with the move, listing several shows on OETA that it finds 'objectionable'.

Shows on the network include 'Sesame Street,' 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' and 'Clifford The Big Red Dog' - which features lesbian parents. The network will cease operations this year unless  legislature overrides the veto.


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