WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 3, 2017 – Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America's Public Television Stations (APTS), issued the following statement on the confirmation of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to serve as Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
"America’s Public Television Stations congratulate Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr on their confirmation by the Senate today to serve as Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission. We very much appreciate Commissioner Rosenworcel’s deep understanding of public television’s regulatory issues, and we look forward to working with Commissioner Carr to advance public television’s missions of education, public safety and civic leadership. We are confident that the FCC is now extraordinarily well equipped to deal successfully with its challenging agenda, including the expeditious approval of the Next Generation broadcast standard, ensuring a smooth post-auction channel repacking process, and reforming the broadcast regulatory structure to reflect the realities of the 21st century.”
America's Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization ensuring a strong and financially sound public television system and helping member stations provide essential public services in education, public safety and civic leadership to the American people. For more information, visit www.apts.org.