Protect My Public Media Launches Today

By Cait |


Super Grover flies over Manhattan during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Source: Flickr user sizemoresr

Today’s the day! The 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting campaign has a new name, look, and website. From now on, you can call us Protect My Public Media.

Our name may have changed, but our mission remains the same: to protect the federal investment in public media.

Did you know that the cost of public media is just $1.35 per American every year? That’s less than the price of a cup of coffee. With this small investment, over 98% of the U.S. population can enjoy free, over-the-air and online news, educational and cultural programming. Public media stations also provide a ton of local, on-the-ground services that improve and protect their communities.

Now, let’s take a tour through the new campaign website.

If you’re reading this, you’ve found our blog. Welcome! Our blog is updated regularly with some of the best stories in public media. Check out our latest stories on public media’s role in the Oklahoma tornado, StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative, and how public television prevents the summer slide, and more.

We’re all about action. Our new website makes it really easy to stand up for the local stations and programs you love. You can SIGN UP to receive updates about our campaign and how you can protect your public media. You can WRITE to your Member of Congress about the importance of public media, TELL your public media story and SHARE our campaign with your friends and family who love public media as much as you do. We will also update our FEATURED CAMPAIGN to address challenges, victories and initiatives to protect and strengthen our public media in real time.

We look good on mobile, too. Our new site is mobile-optimized, so you can take action from your tablet or phone.

We’re social. We’re on Facebook ( and twitter (@mypublicmedia), so please like, follow and interact with us. In addition to highlighting public media’s great work, we’ll also keep you updated on upcoming challenges to keeping public media public.

We hope you’ll join us and act for public media today. You’ve already taken a step to protect our public media by reading this blog, and we hope you’ll come back again to stand up for the local stations and programs you love. Together, we can protect the future of our public media.

About us

The Protect My Public Media campaign is a partnership of over 400 public television and radio stations throughout the country that’s mission is to protect the federal investment in public media.