NPR, APTS Team To Battle Public Broadcasting Defunding
February 17, 2011 at 4:13 AM (PT)
NPR and the ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC TELEVISION STATIONS are teaming up in a coordinated effort to fight the House Republican proposal to defund the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING, reports CURRENT.ORG.
The new PUBLIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION will be headed by APTS President PAT BUTLER, with a legislative council composed of NPR President VIVIAN SCHILLER and eight industry leaders selected (four each) by NPR's and APTS' boards. NPR VP for Policy and Representation MIKE RIKSEN will report to BUTLER for purposes of lobbying on government funding issues.