State aid down $85 million in four years

Posted: November 21, 2011

In four years that include the deepening recession, fiscal 2008 through 2012, public broadcasting stations in 24 states have lost a total of $85 million in financial support from state governments, according to a study released last week by Free … Continue reading

Moyers calls for a convention to remake system

Posted: November 21, 2011

Bill Moyers, in a speech to public TV program execs in Memphis Nov. 10 [2011], compared today’s public broadcasting system to the half-baked union of the nation’s Articles of Confederation before the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.” Forty years after … Continue reading

APTS operating without dues from 1/4 of stations

Posted: November 7, 2011

A drop in dues-paying members over the last three years has diminished the resources of the Association of Public Television Stations at an especially critical time for the Washington-based lobbying organization. APTS’ membership has fallen to 75 percent of public … Continue reading

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