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National Forum for Public Television Executives: Voting to create, 1997

Convention of Stations Summary of Vote

This is the record of recorded votes taken during the Convention of Stations, Nov. 5, 1997, in Austin, which established the Forum, amending and adopting its original charter. Voters “present” include chief executives voting by proxy.

Vote on the Forum charter

113 votes were cast, including 7 not present

On a one licensee/one vote basis:

  • 90 voted yes, representing 85 percent of those present,
  • 16 voted no, representing 15 percent of those present,
  • 7 not present for the vote, representing 4 percent of those present at the convention.

On a system-wide purchasing power basis:

  • 576 purchasing power units voted yes, representing 86 percent of the units present,
  • 68 purchasing power units voted no, representing 10 percent of the units present,
  • 26 purchasing power units were not present for the vote, representing 4 percent of the units present

Vote to join the Forum

117 votes were cast, including 11 not present and 26 abstains

On a one licensee/one vote basis:

  • 73 voted yes, representing 62.5 percent of those present
  • 7 voted no, representing 6 percent of those present
  • 26 abstained or were not present, representing 22 percent of those present
  • 11 were not present for the vote, representing 9.5 percent of those present at the convention

On a system-wide purchasing power basis:

  • 465 purchasing power units voted yes, representing 65 percent of the units present,
  • 24 purchasing power units voted no, representing 3.5 percent of those present,
  • 183 purchasing power units abstained, representing 25 percent of those present,
  • 46 purchasing power units were not present for the vote, representing 6.5 percent of those present at the convention.
Source: Forum web site, “Countdown 97,” now defunct

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