KBTC, in partnership with more than 400 public radio and television stations across the country, is re-launching an online grassroots campaign to sustain federal funding for public media under a new name and website, Protect My Public Media. Formerly 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting, the interactive, mobile-optimized campaign website allows users to share their experiences with public media and take action from their desktop, tablet or phone.
All Americans benefit from a strong public media system. For just $1.35 per person per year, over 98% of the U.S. population can enjoy free, over-the-air and online news, educational and cultural programming. In addition to its beloved programs, local public media stations work with teachers, parents and schools to provide free educational content and resources. Stations also serve as a communications lifeline during times of emergency and crisis, and they provide citizenship services ranging from local public affairs programming to coverage of state government to the preservation of America’s history and culture.