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AWARDS

The 2017 Champion of Public Broadcasting Awards
APTS presented its 2017 Champion of Public Broadcasting Awards to Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
The 2016 Champion of Public Broadcasting Awards
APTS presented its 2016 Champion of Public Broadcasting Awards to Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
Patrick Butler Receives 2015 Trending 40 Association Leader Award
On Thursday, July 9, 2015, APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler received an award for being a 2015 Trending 40 Association Leader.
The 2015 National Advocacy Award
APTS presented the 2015 National Advocacy Award to Rob Dunlop, President & CEO, KCTS 9, and Ed Ulman, Executive Director & General Manager, KBTC, for their exceptional efforts in furthering public television’s legislative goals and marshalling grassroots support for public broadcasting.
The 2015 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award
APTS presented the 2015 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award to Hilma Prather of Kentucky for her outstanding work as a lay leader and advocate in the public broadcasting system.
The 2015 EDGE Award
APTS presented the 2015 EDGE Award to Alan Popkin, Director of Television Engineering and Technical Operations, KLCS-TV in Los Angeles.
The 2015 Public Service Award for Excellence in Education
APTS presented the first-ever Public Service Award for Excellence in Education to Gail Porter Long, who recently retired as senior vice president and chief education officer at Maryland Public Television after four decades of service.
The 2015 Champion of Public Broadcasting Awards
APTS presented its 2015 Champion of Public Broadcasting Awards to Governor Robert Bentley (R-AL) and Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL).
The 2014 National Advocacy Awards
The 2014 National Advocacy Awards recognize two exceptional individuals who exemplify effective advocacy on behalf of public television. This year's awards were given to Gail Sande, Member of the Board of Trustees, KNPB Public Broadcasting, and Dorothy Pacella, Executive Director of the Friends of THIRTEEN, Inc.
The 2014 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award
APTS presented the 2014 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award to Edmund Driggs, Board Member, WTVI PBS Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina, for his outstanding work as an advocate for public television in his community and on the national scene.

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America's Public Television Stations Commends FCC For Adopting Orders Recognizing NCE Distinction and Deciding Years-Long Proceedings

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the FCC adopted orders regarding NCE third-party fundraising and "ownership" reporting forms.
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Joint Statement from APTS, CPB and PBS on FCC Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction and Repack

Today the FCC announced the results of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction and the channel reassignment schedule for individual television stations remaining on the air.
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THE SIGNAL - March 2017

President Trump's Budget Proposal Zeros Out CPB Funding; Protect My Public Media's Petition & New Action; "Dear Colleague" House Letter Deadline Tomorrow; FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Renominated for a Second Term
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THE SIGNAL - January 2017

Register For The Summit Today; Register for the APTS Webinar: Preparing for Capitol Hill Meetings; APTS Webinar: Compliance with CPB Requirements; Appropriations Update; House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Introduces Bill to Roll Back "Ownership" Reporting Rules
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