50 Years Ago Today: Why Public Broadcasting and Becoming A WHQR Sustaining Member Is Important

Nov 6, 2017

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, ushering in a new era of independent, non-commercial media dedicated to public service, education and, in his words, “satisfying America’s appetite for excellence.”

The Public Broadcasting Act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which serves as the cornerstone of a unique public-private partnership that today sustains nearly 1,500 local public television and radio stations across the country.

Today’s public media offers a rare space for local and national award-winning content from in-depth public affairs reporting, to highlighting the performing arts and cultural events. Fifty years of public broadcasting is something we can take pride in, and it would not be possible without the public’s support.

Join the growing WHQR family of sustainers! Your monthly contribution will help sustain WHQR now and for years to come. If you are an annual member, consider a small, monthly donation and if you never given, well here’s your chance to join the party and celebrate with us. Your financial gift helps to sustain the public media content and services you hear on WHQR each and every day, making public media truly public, focused on serving the public interest.

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Thank you!