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WITF Joins National Effort to Harness Grassroots Enthusiasm for Public Media

Written by Tim Lambert, witf Multimedia News Director | Dec 14, 2010 9:27 PM

The 170 Million Americans campaign was founded on the belief that now, more than ever, our country needs a strong public media system as a source of non-partisan news, local cultural programming and non-commercial educational programs. Public funding ensures that public media will continue to enhance the quality of life of our local communities through its offerings of children’s programming, news and public affairs, music and culture, and more.

WITF plans to promote the campaign effort to members, viewers, listeners and the entire Central PA community by urging supporters to join the campaign at 170MillionAmericans.org. “2011 will be the year when a vigorous debate over the importance of public media will occur,” says Kathleen Pavelko, WITF president and CEO, “and we’re proud to be a driver in this coordinated grassroots efforts to harness the support and energy of every supporter of public media in America.”

For more information on WITF and the 170 Million Americans campaign in Central Pennsylvania, visit www.witf.org/170million.

For more information about efforts nationwide, contact Bill Gray at American Public Media bgray@mpr.org / 651-290-1543 or Stacey Karp at the Association of Public Television Stations skarp@apts.org / 202-654-4222.

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