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America's Public Television Stations Presents 2017 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award to Diane Rehm
APTS today presented the David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award to Diane Rehm for her outstanding work on behalf of the entire public broadcasting system throughout her career.
America's Public Television Stations Elects Board Leaders, Members
APTS today announced the election of its new board leaders and members.
APTS Commends FCC Chairman Pai on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking To Implement The New ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Standard
APTS are delighted that the Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast...
APTS Applaud Houston Public Media and Houston Public Safety Offices For Working Together To Ensure A Safe Super Bowl
Statement from Patrick Butler, APTS president and CEO, on successful public safety collaboration during Super Bowl 51.
APTS Applauds FCC For Setting Aside Ownership Reporting Order For Noncommercial Educational Television Stations
Statement from Patrick Butler, APTS President & CEO, on FCC setting aside the Media Bureau's ownership reporting order.
APTS Statement on Appointment of Commissioner Pai to FCC Chairman
Statement from Patrick Butler, APTS President & CEO on Chairman Pai's promotion.
APTS Applauds Chairman Blackburn's Bill to Revoke Irrelevant Ownership Reporting Requirements
Statement from Patrick Butler, APTS president and CEO on Chairman Blackburn's bill on FCC ownership reporting requirements.
Local Public Television Stations Serve Rural America Like No One Else
Public broadcasting serves over 98 percent of Americans, including those in the most rural areas.
APTS Applauds FCC Commissioners Pai and O'Rielly's Support for Non-Commercial Educational Broadcasters
Statement from Patrick Butler, APTS President & CEO on the FCC Media Bureau order requiring NCE television stations to provide ownership information to the Commission.

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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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