WASHINGTON – October 5, 2020 – America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of PBS:
“America’s Public Television Stations congratulate PBS on its 50th anniversary. The partnership between local public television stations and the national PBS programming service has produced remarkable results for the American people over the past five decades. The stations’ focus on local public service – especially in education, public safety and civic leadership, in hundreds of communities in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. Territories – is perfectly complemented by PBS’s national commitment to high-quality programming, technological innovation and diversity of voices. We look forward to making this strong local-national partnership even more robust and successful in the years ahead.”
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.