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Please Share Your Station Videos


APTS thanks the many stations who enthusiastically responded to our request that you go on-air to rally your communities to counter the funding threats that public broadcasting is facing. We think these spots are a wonderful testament to the creativity and passion within our system—and we want to keep a digital archive of all you’ve done!

If you can, please visit the (temporary) APTS FTP server to upload a copy of your on-air spots encouraging your viewers to contact their congressional delegation—and also any spots that you’ve created promoting 170 Million Americans as well.

To access the FTP site, go to The username is “chd2011”, and the password is “aptschd”. Once you’re logged in, simply click on the titled “CHD 2011 Videos,” and you’ll see a button on the right titled “Upload Files”. That button will open a dialogue box on your desktop that you can use to select the video files that you’d like to upload. You won’t be able to see the contents of the folder, so once the progress shows your upload is complete you will be all set.

This server will be available through the last week of March, so please upload your videos as soon as you can! Thank you!


View Sample Station Advocacy Videos Created for the 2005 House Funding Fight



Advocacy Center

Congress passes CR and works towards finalizing FY 2017 appropriations; It's A Beautiful Day campaign launches, and more!
Congress returns and must tackle FY 2017 Appropriations; FCC adopts orders on NCE fundraising and ownership reporting.

Leadership Council

Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ryan Costello (R-PA) briefed the Leadership Council on the congressional outlook on public broadcasting funding
Michael Dimock, President of the Pew Research Center, briefed Leadership Council members on the state of polling in 2016.