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APTS Statement on the President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on the President's FY 18 budget proposal.
APTS Commends FCC Chairman Pai and Commissioner O’Rielly For Initiating Proposals That Benefit Public Broadcasting
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on actions taken today by the FCC.
APTS Commends Congress for Providing Full Funding For Public Broadcasting in FY 2017
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler made the following remarks regarding the passage of the FY 2017 Appropriations Bill.
New Research Finds Strong Support for Public Television as a Resource For Educating Children and Underserved Populations about Responding to Emergencies
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, APTS and Eagle Hill Consulting released a statement on a recent study showing strong support for the public safety services provided by public television.
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.
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.
APTS Announces Ron Bornstein - Pacific Mountain Network Fund For Strategic Communications
APTS announced the creation of the Bornstein-Pacific Mountain Network Fund for Strategic Communications to enhance public television's ability to communicate its value to the public,...
Variety Article Details Deep Cuts to CPB Expected by President Trump
APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler explains what how public broadcasting stations will preserve federal funding cuts to local stations.
NBC News Article Explains How Cuts To Public Broadcasting Funding Will Affect Local Workers and Stations
This NBC News article explains how eliminating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) would have a far-reaching effect on public television and radio stations across the country.
APTS Statement on the President’s FY 2018 Budget
On Thursday March 16, 2017, APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler made the following remarks on the budget released by President Trump.

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