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APTS Statement on the President's FY 2016 Budget
APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on President Obama’s FY 2016 budget that was released today.
APTS Statement on the Passing of Peggy Charren
Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of the APTS, made the following statement today on the passing of Peggy Charren.
APTS Restructures Staff and Promotes Kate Riley to Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
APTS announced today the restructuring of its staff and the promotion of Kate Riley to vice president, government and public affairs.
Public Television Provides Education, Public Safety and Civic Leadership Services To All Americans
America's public television stations are committed to three essential public service missions: education, public safety and civic leadership.
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.

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