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Joint Statement from APTS, CPB and PBS on FCC Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction and Repack
Today the FCC announced the results of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction and the channel reassignment schedule for individual television stations remaining on the air.
APTS Announces Ron Bornstein - Pacific Mountain Network Fund For Strategic Communications
APTS announced the creation of the Bornstein-Pacific Mountain Network Fund for Strategic Communications to enhance public television's ability to communicate its value to the public,...
Variety Article Details Deep Cuts to CPB Expected by President Trump
APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler explains what how public broadcasting stations will preserve federal funding cuts to local stations.
NBC News Article Explains How Cuts To Public Broadcasting Funding Will Affect Local Workers and Stations
This NBC News article explains how eliminating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) would have a far-reaching effect on public television and radio stations across the country.
APTS Statement on the President’s FY 2018 Budget
On Thursday March 16, 2017, APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler made the following remarks on the budget released by President Trump.
APTS Presents Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Missouri Senator Roy Blunt
APTS today presented the Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education...
APTS Presents Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy
APTS today presented the Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
APTS Presents 2017 Pillar of Public Service Award to Lisa Trapani Shumate Associate Vice President and General Manager, Houston Public Media
APTS today presented the second annual Pillar of Public Service Award to Lisa Trapani Shumate, Associate Vice President and General Manager of Houston Public Media. The Pillar of Public Service...
APTS Presents 2017 National Advocacy Award to Roy Clem, Executive Director, Alabama Public Television
APTS today presented the 2017 National Advocacy Award to Roy Clem, Executive Director, Alabama Public Television, for his exceptional efforts in furthering public television's legislative...
APTS Presents Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to The Honorable Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
APTS today presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Joseph A. Califano, Jr, who as chief domestic policy advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson helped draft the Public Broadcasting...

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APTS Congratulates FCC Commissioners Rosenworcel and Carr on their Senate Confirmations

Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of APTS, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to serve as Commissioners of the Federal...
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APTS Commends the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for Providing Significant Funding for Public Broadcasting

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today commending the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for its bipartisan support of public broadcasting funding.
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - July 2017

Appropriations Update; House Budget Bill Slightly Softens Public Broadcasting Reference; Leadership Council Webinar Recording Now Available; August Recess Engagement Critical; House Subcommittee On Communications And Technology Holds FCC Oversight Hearing: APTS Files Ex Parte Opposing Microsoft's White Spaces Proposal; and more.
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THE SIGNAL - June 2017

APTS and PBS Announce Initiative With T-Mobile to Preserve Access to Public Television for Millions in Rural America; Budget and Appropriations Update; Protect My Public Media Prepares for the Next Challenge; Fourth of July Recess Next Week: Engage with Members of Congress and the Public; Public Television Files Reply Comments in the FCC Next Gen Proceeding
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