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On Thursday, March 16, President Trump officially released his 2018 Budget Blueprint. In it, the President proposes the elimination of funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), the private agency that distributes federal funds to more than one thousand local public radio and television stations around the country. This is a serious threat, and we are working with members of the U.S. House and Senate asking that they continue to support public broadcasting in their respective budget proposals. We are watching this closely and will keep you informed as we have new information to share.

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