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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.
APTS Statement on the Passing of Gwen Ifill
Patrick Butler, APTS president and CEO, made the following statement on the passing of Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour.
APTS Statement on the Passing of Sabrina Fair Thomas
Patrick Butler, APTS president and CEO, made the following statement on the passing of Sabrina Faith Thomas, general manager of KLCS-TV
APTS Statement on the Passing of Allen Weatherly
Patrick Butler, APTS president and CEO, made the following statement on the passing of Allen Weatherly, executive director of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)
APTS Commends Public Broadcasting Stations and Emergency Services For Today’s Successful Great California ShakeOut
APTS commended public broadcasting stations and emergency services for today’s successful Great California ShakeOut, which tested the emergency alert system and helped Californians get prepared...
APTS Statement on Public Safety MOA with DHS
APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today on the public safety partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology...
APTS Statement on the FCC's Draft Plan For Post-Auction Repacking
APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) draft plan for post-auction repacking.

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America's Public Television Stations Elect W. Craig Fugate, Former FEMA Administrator and Florida Emergency Management Director, to APTS Board of Trustees

APTS today announced the election of W. Craig Fugate, former FEMA Administrator and Florida Emergency Management Director, to the APTS Board of Trustees.
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APTS Congratulates FCC Chairman Pai on his Senate Confirmation

Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America’'s Public Television Stations (APTS), issued the following statement on the reconfirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to a...
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - September 2017

Appropriations Update; Send Recess Meetings Reports; FCC Opens Second Repacking Filing Window; FCC Announces First Transition Progress Report Deadline for Reassigned Stations; Call for Nominations to the APTS Board of Trustees; APTS Thanks Associate Members; Public Broadcasters Eligible for NEH Emergency Grants to Protect Humanities Collections.
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THE SIGNAL - August 2017

Senate Provides Significant Public Broadcasting Funding This Week; APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Testifies on Repack Funds; Amendment to Cut Federal Funding to CPB Filed and Withdrawn; Grassroots Engagement Critical; Send August Recess Meetings Reports; Upcoming Deadline for Satellite Carriage Election Requests
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