Margaret Spellings on Civil Rights
Secretary of Education
Margaret Spellings said the “Sugartime!” episode does not fulfill the intent Congress had in mind for programming. By law, she said, any funded shows must give top attention to “research-based educational objectives, content and materials.”
Spellings said, “Many parents would not want their children exposed to the lifestyle shown briefly in the episode.” Criticism of the program’s depiction of the gay lifestyle was one of her first acts as Secretary of Education. She asked PBS to consider refunding the money it spent on the episode if it decides to air it.
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