Today is the sixtieth day of Romney-Ryan, the ticket time forgot. One day is left until the vice-presidential debate and twenty-eight until Election Day. On Wednesday it will be Ryan v. Biden, the lie machine v. the gaffe machine. Meanwhile, progressives are defending Big Bird and PBS from Romney, who promised to defund it Wednesday night. While most of Sesame Street’s funding is from sources other than the federal government, state contributions and corporate donations might dry up without assurance or federal funds. Further, zero-funding PBS would likely eliminate the stations that Sesame Street and other PBS shows are broadcast on.