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APTS Statement on the Passing of Peggy Charren
Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of the APTS, made the following statement today on the passing of Peggy Charren.
APTS Restructures Staff and Promotes Kate Riley to Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
APTS announced today the restructuring of its staff and the promotion of Kate Riley to vice president, government and public affairs.
Public Television Provides Education, Public Safety and Civic Leadership Services To All Americans
America's public television stations are committed to three essential public service missions: education, public safety and civic leadership.
APTS, CPB and PBS Statement Regarding Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction Petition For Reconsideration
APTS, CPB and PBS today filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the Commission to reconsider and revise part of the rules adopted earlier...
APTS Commends the House for Passing the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act
APTS today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4572, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Reauthorization Act (STELA).
New York Times Article Discusses The Need To Ensure Universal Free Access to Public TV
On Monday, June 16, 2014, The New York Times published an article by journalist Elizabeth Jensen entitled, "Worries Over Access to Free Public TV."
Association of Public Television Stations, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS Statement Regarding FCC's Report & Order Governing Spectrum Auction Process
The national leadership of public television commends the Federal Communications Commission for its timely release of the Report and Order governing the forthcoming spectrum incentive auction...
New York Times Article Explains That The Tide Is Turning For Public Television Funding
The New York Times recently published an article by journalist Elizabeth Jensen, "In Reversal Since the Recession, Some States Give More Money to Public Television."
APTS Statement on President Obama's FY 2015 Budget
APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on President Obama's FY 2015 budget that was released today.
APTS Presents Senator Tom Harkin With Its First-Ever Lifetime Achievement Award
APTS today presented its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA).

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America's Public Television Stations Elect W. Craig Fugate, Former FEMA Administrator and Florida Emergency Management Director, to APTS Board of Trustees

APTS today announced the election of W. Craig Fugate, former FEMA Administrator and Florida Emergency Management Director, to the APTS Board of Trustees.
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APTS Congratulates FCC Chairman Pai on his Senate Confirmation

Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America’'s Public Television Stations (APTS), issued the following statement on the reconfirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to a...
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - September 2017

Appropriations Update; Send Recess Meetings Reports; FCC Opens Second Repacking Filing Window; FCC Announces First Transition Progress Report Deadline for Reassigned Stations; Call for Nominations to the APTS Board of Trustees; APTS Thanks Associate Members; Public Broadcasters Eligible for NEH Emergency Grants to Protect Humanities Collections.
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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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