America's Public Television Stations

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America's Public Television Stations (APTS) is a non-profit membership organization established in 1979 when the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) board of directors commissioned the public television "system planning project" to consider the most appropriate organization of national service functions for public television for the 1980s.[1][citation needed] Its major role is representing America's 170 public television licensees in federal legislative, regulatory and related matters in Washington, DC.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


  1. Rowland, Willard D. (1980-09-01). "The Federal Regulatory and Policymaking Process". Journal of Communication. 30 (3): 139–149. doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.1980.tb02000.x. ISSN 0021-9916.
  2. Balderston, Michael. "COVID Relief Bill Provides $175M to Public Broadcasters". TVTechnology. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  3. Haring, Bruce (12 February 2021). "Andrew Russell Elected Chairperson Of APTS Board Of Trustees". Deadline. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  4. "WKAR's Elkins elected to public television leadership position". MSUToday | Michigan State University. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
  5. July 2021, George Winslow 12 (2021-07-12). "APTS Applauds House Subcommittee for Increased Public TV Funding". TVTechnology. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
  6. "Broadcasters Foundation of America Adds to the Board". TVTechnology. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
  7. Haring, Bruce (2021-02-12). "Andrew Russell Elected Chairperson Of APTS Board Of Trustees". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
  8. Fybush, Scott. "Public TV advocates hail FCC ruling on ATSC 3.0". Current. Retrieved 2021-09-04.

External links[edit]

Official website

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