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APTS CONGRATULATES SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI

APTS Congratulates Senator Barbara Mikulski

WASHINGTON — December 20, 2012 — Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS), made the following statement today on Senator Barbara Mikulski’s succession to the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee:

“The Association of Public Television Stations congratulates Senator Barbara Mikulski on her succession to the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee."

“Senator Mikulski has been an ardent and long-time champion of public broadcasting, and we look forward to working with her to strengthen this system’s capacity to pursue its public service mission of education, information, cultural preservation and public safety.

“As chairman emeritus of the Maryland Public Television Foundation, I am particularly pleased that this distinguished daughter of Maryland has risen to such an important position of leadership, and I am confident that Senator Mikulski will chair the Appropriations Committee with great skill and accomplishment.”

About APTS
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979. The mission of APTS is to conduct – in concert with member stations – advocacy, planning, research and communications activities in order to achieve strong and financially sound noncommercial television and advanced digital services for the American people. APTS provides consistent leadership and information that helps our members better accomplish their own missions and goals. Through its affiliate APTS Action, APTS promotes the legislative and regulatory interests of noncommercial television stations at the national level through direct advocacy, and grasstops and grassroots campaigns designed to garner congressional support. For more information, visit www.apts.org.

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