Statement on Proposed Elimination of CPB by IPTV GM
February 12, 2011
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER DANIEL K. MILLER
REGARDING PROPOSED ELIMINATION OF THE
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING (CPB)
“Eliminating all federal funding for public broadcasting would cripple Iowa Public Television, seriously jeopardizing our ability to deliver programs and services to the 1.5 million who use them each week. CPB funding amounts to 13 percent of our budget – a budget that has been reduced dramatically over the past three years.
“Everything we do would be affected by this: programs for children and their parents, for teachers and their students, for the 9 out of 10 Iowans who turn to us at least once a month for educational and enlightening programming they can't get anywhere else.
“We're already doing considerably more with considerably less. Doing more with none simply can’t be done.
“Our viewers can make a difference with phone calls to members of Iowa’s Congressional delegation right now, and by encouraging family and friends around the country to contact their members of Congress.”
The switchboard for the U.S House of Representatives is (202) 224-3121.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (Iowa’s 1st District): 202-225-2911
U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (Iowa’s 2nd District): 202-225-6576
U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (Iowa’s 3rd District): 202-225-3806
U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (Iowa’s 4th District): 202-225-5476
U.S. Rep. Steve King (Iowa’s 5th District): 202-225-4426
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley: 202-224-3744
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin: 202-224-3254