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Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart
Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart is a media literacy Web site for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages.

How Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart is Funded
Money to create Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart is one of five sites created for youth with funds from CPB. Be sure to check out the other sites: 3D&I, Backyard Jungle, Plastic Fork Diaries, and It's My Life.

What is CPB?
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a nonprofit organization created by the United States Congress and funded by American taxpayers. CPB provides funds (money) to develop educational television, radio and online projects. It also funds more than 1,000 local public radio and television stations in the United States. Combined, these stations reach almost every household in the country.

What is PBS?
The Public Broadcasting Service is a nonprofit organization with PBS member television stations in all 50 states. PBS gets its funding (money) from PBS member stations, CPB, grants, video sales, royalties, license fees and investment income.

What are PBS member stations?
There are 349 public television stations in the United States. Stations get most of their funding from viewers who donate money, often during pledge drives that are broadcast on the station. Stations also get money from the CPB, local underwriters and other sources and by selling their own TV shows to other stations.

"This program is made possible in part by ..."
To create PBS programs, money is raised with help from PBS and underwriters. Underwriters donate money to pay for a production and are usually foundations or companies. PBS airs messages from underwriters at the beginning and end of programs.

Many PBS stations air their own underwriting messages from local companies or foundations. The money from these underwriting messages goes to the local station to help pay for programs, salaries or other expenses.

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