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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.

Latest News

APTS Commends The Senate Appropriations Committee For Providing Significant Funding For Public Broadcasting

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today commending the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for providing significant funding for public broadcasting.
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APTS Urges More Funds For Spectrum Repack

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler today urged Congress to approve an additional $400 million to help broadcasters repack their channels following the recently concluded spectrum auction.
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - August 2017

Senate Provides Significant Public Broadcasting Funding This Week; APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Testifies on Repack Funds; Amendment to Cut Federal Funding to CPB Filed and Withdrawn; Grassroots Engagement Critical; Send August Recess Meetings Reports; Upcoming Deadline for Satellite Carriage Election Requests
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THE SIGNAL - July 2017

Appropriations Update; House Budget Bill Slightly Softens Public Broadcasting Reference; Leadership Council Webinar Recording Now Available; August Recess Engagement Critical; House Subcommittee On Communications And Technology Holds FCC Oversight Hearing: APTS Files Ex Parte Opposing Microsoft's White Spaces Proposal; and more.
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