WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 17, 2019 - Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), made the following statement today on the passing of Jack Galmiche, President and CEO of Nine Network of Public Media in St. Louis, Missouri.
“We at America’s Public Television Stations are heartbroken by the news of Jack Galmiche’s passing.
“Jack was one of the great statesmen of public television, as exemplified by his leadership of countless industry committees and boards and, most profoundly, by his towering integrity, unassuming humility and relentless passion for our cause.
“Jack made the Nine Network of Public Media a showcase of local public service, the paragon of what a public television station can be and do, and it was our honor to present him with the Pillar of Public Service award at our Public Media Summit in February.
“We extend our deepest sympathy to his family, to his colleagues and to his legion of admirers in St. Louis and across America.
“This is a terrible loss for public television, but we are eternally grateful for the years of talented service and leadership he devoted to the essential work he loved so much, and his example and inspiration will live forever in our hearts and our fondest memories.”
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