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NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE EXPLAINS THAT THE TIDE IS TURNING FOR PUBLIC...

New York Times Article Explains That The Tide Is Turning For Public Television Funding

The New York Times published an article recently by journalist Elizabeth Jensen, "In Reversal Since the Recession, Some States Give More Money to Public Television."

As Ms. Jensen detailed, "State funding for public television, which nose-dived after the recession, has experienced an uptick in the last two years... For 2014, 35 states set aside about $191.5 million. That was up about $10 million since last year, and a gain of $13.5 million since the appropriations hit a low of $178 million in the 2012 fiscal year, said Patrick Butler, chief executive of the Association of Public Television Stations."

Ms. Jensen also explained that the Association of Public Television Stations presented Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) "a Champion of Public Broadcasting award for restoring previously cut state funding to support public broadcasting in his first budget as governor."

Ms. Jensen concluded her article stating that "Governor Pence, in his address when he received his award, said 'it was an easy call' when state officials were weighing whether to include funding in the budget."

“'Public television plays a vital role in educating all of the public, but most especially our children,' he said."

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