America's Public Television Stations (APTS)
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979 to support the continued growth and development of a strong and financially sound noncommercial television service for the American public. APTS provides advocacy for public television interests at the national level, as well as consistent leadership and information in marshaling support for its members: the nation's public television stations. APTS' affiliated organization, APTS Action, Inc., provides legislative advocacy and seeks grassroots and congressional support. APTS membership includes virtually all of the nation’s public television licensees. The Legal department, staffed by one attorney and one manager, represents public television stations before federal administrative agencies, the courts and Congress.