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

Mission: aid at-risk stations to prevent loss of spectrum

Posted: October 17, 2011

Should preserving noncommercial television licenses be the top priority for public broadcasters, or should financially unstable public TV stations be sold, become unstaffed repeaters or allowed to die off to right-size an extensive system of stations? Independent Public Media says: … Continue reading