Urge Congress to Save Public Media


In September, the House Appropriations Committee could consider legislation that eliminates federal funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB), public radio and television stations’ largest single source of funding. The bill also strikes Interconnection funding, a federal program that ensures you receive your favorite public media shows and emergency alerts. Act now to save your local public media stations. Enter your information and follow the prompts to send your message.

If these recommendations take hold, Americans of all ages will be negatively impacted. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Multiple studies confirm that eliminating CPB funding would devastate local public media service, forcing stations to cut valued programs and services or go off-air completely.
  • Public media is the only communications service that reaches virtually every American household – including communities that are underserved by other media sources.
  • Rural, remote, and tribal communities are more dependent on this federal support and would be the hardest hit by these proposals.
  • Without Interconnection funding, public media stations would not have the means to distribute public media programs or issue emergency alerts, endangering reliable access to these services.

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