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New 2017 Leave Behind

Every year, APTS creates a single leave behind document for Congressional offices. It highlights the funding requests for the upcoming fiscal year and makes the national case for public television by focusing on the three pillars of public service that stations provide to their communities in the areas of education, public safety and civic leadership. This document is updated annually.

APTS Congressional Leave Behind

Talking Points on Public Investment in Public Media

Public funding is a vital aspect of public television’s success. Federal funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and state funds allow public television stations to provide universal access to quality educational programming and fulfill their public service missions in the areas of education, public safety and civic leadership. Keeping this in mind, APTS has prepared a resource for member stations that makes a strong case for the public investment in public television and the many services stations provide Americans. To access these talking points, click the link below.

The Case for Public Investment in Public Television

Updated: March 2017



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