WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 24, 2017 - Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America's Public Television Stations (APTS), issued the following statement following the designation of Ajit Pai to serve as the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
"America’s Public Television Stations commend President Trump for his designation of Commissioner Ajit Pai as Chairman of the FCC, and we congratulate Chairman Pai on his promotion. We appreciate the support Chairman Pai has given to public television on some of our most important issues at the Commission, and we look forward to working with him in his new position of leadership. The Commission and the country will benefit from his intelligence, experience, eloquence and good judgment."
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