Senate Draft Legislation Proposes Increased Public Media Funding

Recently released Senate draft legislation proposes increased public media funding – almost matching the House Appropriations Committee’s recommendations unveiled earlier this summer. The Scoop About
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A Reflection: 10 Years of Protecting Public Media

December 10, 2020 · Ten years ago, 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting, the predecessor to Protect My Public Media, was launched. Recognizing the challenges ahead, our grassroots network
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House Appropriations Committee Proposes Increased Public Media Funding

July 15, 2020 · This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved increased federal funding for public media as part of their fiscal year (FY) 2021 annual spending bills. House
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Thank You for a Successful 2018

December 20, 2018 · As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to thank you for taking action to protect federal funding for public media this year. Together,
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Congress Moves Forward on Public Media Funding

September 19, 2018 · Late last week, a select group of House and Senate lawmakers agreed to a spending package that includes funding for all of public media programs.
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How Federal Funding Cuts Would Hurt Western North Carolina

February 23, 2018 · President Donald Trump’s annual budget proposal eliminates public media funding. In an opinion column in Smoky Mountain News, Peter Nieckarz, an Associate Professor of Sociology
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President’s Budget Eliminates Public Media Funding

February 12, 2018 · President Donald Trump’s annual budget proposal eliminates public media funding. Specifically, the budget eliminates funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which distributes critical
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#ItsABeautifulDay in the Neighborhood

May 4, 2016 · On Friday, April 29, 2016 public media advocates nationwide joined Protect My Public Media in celebrating the 47th anniversary of Fred Rogers’s heartfelt testimony to
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A Beautiful Day to Honor Fred Rogers

April 21, 2016 · Neighbors, April 29, 2016 is going to be a beautiful day in the neighborhood! For the third year in a row, we are putting on
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Public Media Funding Included in President’s Budget

February 9, 2016 · This morning, President Barack Obama released his last annual budget, and it includes federal funding for public media.   Today’s news is an encouraging and
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The House Budget Defunds Public Media

March 26, 2015 · We’ll start with the bad news first. On March 25, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its annual Budget Resolution, calling for an end
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