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APTS, CPB and PBS Statement Regarding Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction Petition For Reconsideration
APTS, CPB and PBS today filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the Commission to reconsider and revise part of the rules adopted earlier...
APTS Commends the House for Passing the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act
APTS today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4572, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Reauthorization Act (STELA).
New York Times Article Discusses The Need To Ensure Universal Free Access to Public TV
On Monday, June 16, 2014, The New York Times published an article by journalist Elizabeth Jensen entitled, "Worries Over Access to Free Public TV."
Association of Public Television Stations, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS Statement Regarding FCC's Report & Order Governing Spectrum Auction Process
The national leadership of public television commends the Federal Communications Commission for its timely release of the Report and Order governing the forthcoming spectrum incentive auction...
New York Times Article Explains That The Tide Is Turning For Public Television Funding
The New York Times recently published an article by journalist Elizabeth Jensen, "In Reversal Since the Recession, Some States Give More Money to Public Television."
APTS Statement on President Obama's FY 2015 Budget
APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on President Obama's FY 2015 budget that was released today.
APTS Presents Senator Tom Harkin With Its First-Ever Lifetime Achievement Award
APTS today presented its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA).
APTS Presents Senator John D. Rockefeller IV With Champion of Public Broadcasting Award
APTS today presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV).
APTS Presents The 2014 National Advocacy Award to Dorothy Pacella, Executive Director, Friends of THIRTEEN, Inc.
APTS today presented Dorothy Pacella, executive director of the Friends of THIRTEEN, Inc., with the 2014 National Advocacy Award for her exceptional efforts in furthering public television’s...

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New Research Finds Strong Support for Public Television as a Resource For Educating Children and Underserved Populations about Responding to Emergencies

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, APTS and Eagle Hill Consulting released a statement on a recent study showing strong support for the public safety services provided by public television.
America's Public Television Stations Commends FCC For Adopting Orders Recognizing NCE Distinction and Deciding Years-Long Proceedings

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the FCC adopted orders regarding NCE third-party fundraising and "ownership" reporting forms.

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THE SIGNAL - March 2017

President Trump's Budget Proposal Zeros Out CPB Funding; Protect My Public Media's Petition & New Action; "Dear Colleague" House Letter Deadline Tomorrow; FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Renominated for a Second Term
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THE SIGNAL - January 2017

Register For The Summit Today; Register for the APTS Webinar: Preparing for Capitol Hill Meetings; APTS Webinar: Compliance with CPB Requirements; Appropriations Update; House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Introduces Bill to Roll Back "Ownership" Reporting Rules
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