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The Public Broadcasting Caucus (PBC) was formed in April 2001 by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and five other founding members. Congressman Blumenauer currently co-chairs the Caucus with Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA). Members of the Caucus are committed to ensuring the continued services of local public television and radio stations.

Members of the Caucus pledge to support:

  • A strong and financially sound noncommercial, universal, educational broadcasting service for the American people.
  • Policies that ensure the continued growth and vitality of public broadcasting programs and services.
  • A high level of financial support for public broadcasting's transition to digital production and transmissions.
  • Strategies and policies that allow the public broadcasting community to take full advantage of new technologies to produce and deliver quality educational, cultural and informational programs and services.
A history of the Public Broadcasting Caucus funding support letters.

Advocacy Center

Budget action possible, Appropriations process begins, engage with lawmakers and more in this week's Update.
Updates from Capitol Hill and FCC, station engagement needed, and more in this week's Update.

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.