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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...
APTS Presents The 2014 National Advocacy Award to Gail Sande, Member of the Board of Trustees, KNPB Public Broadcasting
APTS today presented Gail Sande, Member of the Board of Trustees, KNPB Public Broadcasting, with the 2014 National Advocacy Award for her exceptional efforts in furthering public television’s...
APTS Presents Congressman Don Young With Champion of Public Broadcasting Award
APTS today presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Congressman Don Young (R-AK).

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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 - 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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