The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) presented Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) with a Champion of Public Broadcasting Award, the Association’s highest honor, at the APTS Capitol Hill Day on Tuesday, April 5.
The award is given to Members of Congress and other individuals who have had a tremendous impact on the ability of local public television stations, such as Vegas PBS, to meet the most critical needs of the communities they serve.
“It is an honor that the Senate Majority Leader from our home state of Nevada has been recognized for his support of public broadcasting,” remarked Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell. “He understands that public broadcasting is an electronic highway offering access to education and ideas to Nevadans and the American people.”
The APTS is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979 to conduct, in concert with member stations, advocacy, planning, research and communications activities in order to achieve strong and financially sound noncommercial television and advanced digital services for the American people.
About Vegas PBS
For more than 43 years, Vegas PBS has provided Southern Nevada with high quality, commercial-free television and cable programming, online media, and media delivery technology. Vegas PBS provides broadcast TV and cable over seven channels with an additional six educational channels provided directly to school classrooms. Vegas PBS local productions include Nevada Week in Review, Inside Education, Recession Rx, Outdoor Nevada, Homework Hotline, Varsity Quiz, Remembering the Holocaust: Las Vegas Survivors Tell Their Stories, Building Vegas GREENer, Fit Kids/Active Families, School Matters, Capitol Issues, and election debates. Visit www.VegasPBS.org for additional information and programming highlights.