Mountain Lake PBS Joins Effort to Harness Grassroots Enthusiasm for Public Media
Mountain Lake PBS has joined with public television and public radio stations across the country in an unprecedented effort to harness the enthusiasm of the 170 million Americans who watch, listen to, or use the services and programming of public media each month1. The centerpiece of the campaign is a web site – 170MillionAmericans.org – that represents the beginning of a grassroots effort to engage the support and energy of listeners and viewers in local communities from Homer, Alaska, to Fort Myers, Florida.
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.
Mountain Lake PBS plans to promote the campaign effort to members, viewers and the 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, 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,” said Alice Recore, President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS.
For more information, contact Jennifer Kowalczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org / 518-563-9770 ext 127.
For more information about efforts nationwide, contact Bill Gray at American Public Media email@example.com / 651-290-1543 or Stacey Karp at the Association of Public Television Stations firstname.lastname@example.org / 202-654-4222.
1. Source: http://170millionamericans.org/numbers