Public Service Media: Education, Public Safety and Civic Leadership

America’s public television stations are committed to three essential public service missions: education, public safety and civic leadership.

As the last locally-owned, locally-controlled media in America, reaching nearly 99 percent of the American people, public television stations are uniquely positioned to provide these services — not only on television but in the classroom, online, as part of the emergency response network and in the community.

The federal investment in public television is essential to making these public services available to everyone, everywhere, every day, for free. And the American people are appreciative: majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents support federal funding for public television and consider it the best use of taxpayer resources after national defense.

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