WASHINGTON — April 25, 2018 — America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on the Senate Commerce Committee approving the nominations of Ruby Calvert and Laura Ross to the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB):
“America’s Public Television Stations commend the Senate Commerce Committee for approving the nominations of Ruby Calvert and Laura Ross to the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Both of these appointees are extraordinarily well qualified to serve on the Board of CPB.
“The public television community has benefited from Ruby’s leadership for more than 35 years – as the former general manager of Wyoming PBS, as a member of the PBS board, and most recently as a lay trustee on the APTS Board. She is the very heart of public television, and she has been an extraordinarily effective champion of our missions of education, public safety and civic leadership.
“Ms. Ross’s impressive background in government service and community affairs has earned her tremendous respect, not only in the public broadcasting community, where she has served on the board of WNET for three years and WNYC for seven years, but also throughout the state of New York.
“President Trump has nominated two excellent candidates for the CPB board, as the Senate Commerce Committee has unanimously concluded, and we look forward to their confirmation by the full Senate.”
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