WASHINGTON — April 25, 2018 — America's Public Television Stations (APTS) president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on the announced merger between PBS SoCal and KCET:
"America's Public Television Stations congratulate PBS SoCal and KCETLink on their merger, which will create an extraordinarily strong public television station for the people of the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the nation.
"Andy Russell is one of public television’s best leaders, and we are confident that he will guide the merged enterprise to new heights of programming and public service.
“We are honored to have Andy as a member of the board of America’s Public Television Stations, giving us wise counsel in furthering our missions of education, public safety and civic leadership.
“We look forward to working with him and all his colleagues to make this new organization a powerful, creative and trusted servant of one of the country’s largest and most important markets.”
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.