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The Public Broadcasting Caucus (PBC) was formed in April 2001 by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and five other founding members. Congressman Blumenauer currently co-chairs the Caucus with Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA). Members of the Caucus are committed to ensuring the continued services of local public television and radio stations.

Members of the Caucus pledge to support:

  • A strong and financially sound noncommercial, universal, educational broadcasting service for the American people.
  • Policies that ensure the continued growth and vitality of public broadcasting programs and services.
  • A high level of financial support for public broadcasting's transition to digital production and transmissions.
  • Strategies and policies that allow the public broadcasting community to take full advantage of new technologies to produce and deliver quality educational, cultural and informational programs and services.
A history of the Public Broadcasting Caucus funding support letters.

Advocacy Center

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Leadership Council

APTS staff briefed Leadership Council members and nominating stations on recent developments in the budget and appropriations process and how to communicate the value of stations to a variety of...
Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ryan Costello (R-PA) briefed the Leadership Council on the congressional outlook on public broadcasting funding