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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, October 5th, 2012

 

PBS in Central Illinois

 

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WTVP serves Central Illinois is many critical ways. Most significantly, our programming is an essential part of life for so many citizens. It is their only source for world-class arts and culture, thoughtful and unbiased reporting necessary for participatory democracy, exposure to skills that keep brain and spirit engaged in life-long learning, and trusted educational content for children. With 3 channels running 24 hours a day, WTVP provides 26,280 hours of quality television—free of charge—to the citizens of central Illinois in all or part of 22 counties.

The average American taxpayer contributes about $1.35 annually to public broadcasting—a relatively modest federal investment. However, WTVP’s portion of this federal funding counts for approximately 22% of our annual budget. The absence of this critical seed money would cripple the station and its ability to produce and provide programming of local interest.

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