A woman wearing a costume of Sesame Street character Big Bird holds a sign in support of public broadcasting during the "Million Puppet March" in Washington
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Muppet March in Washington over possible cuts to PBS

4 November 2012 Last updated at 02:08 GMT

Hundreds of people have taken part in a demonstration in Washington DC in support of continued state funding for non-commercial broadcasting.

Some demonstrators appeared at the rally, named the Million Puppet March, dressed as characters from the children's programme Sesame Street, which is produced by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has pledged to end federal funding for PBS if he wins Tuesday's election.

Jane O'Brien reports.