Public Broadcasters Receive Support from Senate

June 21, 2007


Washington - Jun 20, 2007 - A Senate subcommittee has recommended continued support for public broadcasting in the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill. The Senate appropriations subcommittee provided $420 million in advance funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for FY 2010. Mirroring its House counterpart, this represents the first increase to this line item in four years.

The subcommittee also provided level funding of $29.7 million for the CPB Digital program to assist stations in making the transition to digital.


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