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February 27, 2020

WNET Celebrates Representatives Who Champion Public Media

Earlier this week, America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) held their annual Public Media Summit in Washington, D.C., which celebrated the power of localism in public media. APTS also recognized a number of U.S. representatives with its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award: Congressman Fred Upton (R-Mich.); Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.); Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.); and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.).

In addition to those four award recipients, APTS also bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award to Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee. “Congresswoman Nita Lowey has been an effective, energetic and courageous champion of public broadcasting during her entire career on Capitol Hill,” said APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler.

WNET President & CEO Neal Shapiro was there to help celebrate the Lifetime Achievement Award to Congresswoman Lowey. Earlier in the week, Neal and other New York PBS station managers met with NY Senator Chuck Schumer, who has been our champion for many years.

Neal Shapiro, NY Senator Chuck Schumer, and other representatives from the New York State PBS stations.

L-R: Neal Shapiro, President and CEO, WNET; Congresswoman Nita Lowey; Patrick Butler, President and CEO, APTS (Image credit: APTS)

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