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The 2012 Public Media Summit Presentations

APTS held The Public Media Summit (The Summit) on February 26-28, 2012, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. The Summit expanded our traditional Capitol Hill Day to include strategic planning for the future of the public media industry.

Click on the links below to watch the videos and view the presentations made during The Summit.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

General Session

Welcome: Patrick Butler, President and CEO, APTS

Opening Remarks: Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., APTS and APTS Action, Inc. Lay Board Members

Station Panel Discussion: Moving from “Nice” to “Necessary”

Introduction of moderator: Patrick Butler

Moderator: Polly Anderson, General Manager and CEO, New Mexico PBS, Albuquerque,NM

Panelists: Rod Bates, General Manager, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, Lincoln, NE; Jack Galmiche, President and CEO, KETC, St. Louis, MO; Caryn Mathes, General Manager, WAMU 88.5 American University, Washington, DC; Norm Silverstein, President and CEO, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, Rochester, NY

Remarks from Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman 
Chairman of the National Governors Association

Introduction of APTS Partners: Tela Hansom-Pitt, Manager, Members Services, and Executive Assistant to the President, APTS

Introduction of Break: Larry Gannon, Vice President, Television and Radio Programming, AARP

Please take a moment to watch the video and view the PowerPoint presentations of this session.           

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. General Session

Station Panel Discussion: Growing Community Relationships, Collaborations and Your Funding

Introduction of moderator: Emil Mara, Vice President, Finance and Administration, APTS

Moderator: Ted Krichels, General Manager, Penn State Public Broadcasting, University Park, PA

Panelists: Jon Abbott, President and CEO, WGBH, Boston, MA; Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS, Las Vegas, NV; Doug Eichten, President, DEI, Minneapolis, MN; James Pagliarini, President and CEO, Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN 

Please take a moment to watch the video of this session.

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Evening Event – Dinner/Tribute to Jim Lehrer
Sponsored by WETA and PBS
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 1-3

Speakers: Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO, WETA, Arlington, VA; Bo Jones, President and CEO, McNeil/Lehrer Productions; Gwen Ifill, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour; Mark Shields, Commentator, PBS NewsHour; Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour; and Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor, PBS NewsHour

Please take a moment to watch the video of this session.

8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast Session
Sponsored by LG Electronics

Introduction of John Taylor, LG Electronics: Lonna Thompson, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, APTS

Mobile Emergency Alert System Panel: Harnessing the Power of Public Broadcasting Moderator: John Lawson, Founder and Principal, Convergence

Speakers: Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS, Las Vegas, NV; Joe Igoe, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, WGBH, Boston, MA; John McCoskey, Chief Technology Officer, PBS; and Allan Pizzato, Executive Director, Alabama Public Television, Birmingham, AL

Please take a moment to watch the video and view the PowerPoint presentation of this session.

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.       General Session

Remarks from APTS Board Chair: Rod Bates

Remarks and Discussion with Stations: Patrick Butler

Importance of Lay Advocacy: Elizabeth Christopherson, President, CEO and Director, Rita Allen Foundation, Princeton, NJ

170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting and Leadership Council
Stacey Karp, Director of Communications, APTS, and Caitlin Beroza, Government Relations Assistant, APTS 

EDGE Awards: Presented by Patrick Butler

David J.Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award: Presented by Patrick Butler

Introduction of Break: Jay Adrick, Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Harris Corporation

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11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. General Session
Legislative Briefing (Closed to Press)

Speakers: Caitlin Beroza, Government Relations Assistant, APTS; Will Glasscock, Director, Government Relations, APTS; Jennifer Kieley, Director, Government Relations, APTS; and Kate Riley, Director, Government Relations, APTS

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12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch
 by Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Speakers: Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Former U.S. Member of Congress, Governor and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Thomas J. Ridge, President and CEO, Ridge Global

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2:30 – 2:50 p.m. General Session

Public and Commercial Broadcasting Partnership
Speakers: Marcellus Alexander, Executive Vice President, Television, National Association of Broadcasters

Q & A Facilitator: John Harris, President and CEO, Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo, ND

2:50 – 3:30 p.m. Spectrum Discussion with Federal Communications Commission
Speaker: William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Q & A Facilitator: Malcolm Brett, Director of Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Television

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Remarks from Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Administration’s Education Initiatives
Aneesh Chopra, Former Chief Technology Officer for the Obama Administration

Q & A Facilitator: Bert Schmidt, President and CEO, WHRO, Norfolk, VA

Introduction of Break: Meegan White, Project Director, Grant Center,and Emily Markham, Research Associate, Grant Center

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Remarks from Gary Knell, President and CEO, NPR

Introduction and Q & A Facilitator: Marita Rivero, Vice President and General Manager,WGBH, Boston, MA

Please take a moment to watch the videos and view the PowerPoint presentations of these sessions.

5:30 p.m. Evening Event - Reception & Dinner
Sponsored by NHK WORLD TV

Speakers: Jay Campbell, President of CAV International and the USA Representative forNHK World TV and Japan, International Broadcasting; Aiko Doden, Senior Commentator,NHK; and Toshiyuki Sato, Special Controller, General Broadcasting Department, NHK

APTS Gift Drawings (must be present to win)

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8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Capitol Hill Breakfast
Rayburn House Office Building B338 - B339

Opening Remarks: Patrick Butler
Remarks by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Public Broadcasting Caucus

Advocacy Awards: Congressman Blumenauer and Patrick Butler

Champion of Public Broadcasting Awards: Presented to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA): Patrick Butler

Remarks by Ken Burns

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The Public Media Summit

Webinars/Conference Calls

The Grant Center Announces a 2017-2018 Webinar Series on Evaluation
Learn more and register for our three-part evaluation webinar series.
Through the Looking Glass: Distribution and Reflections
Date and time TBA. The final webinar in our evaluation series will help attendees understand how to communicate their impact to potential funders.