Congressman Hal Rogers receives prestigious Champion of Public Broadcasting award
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
Today in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers, Kentucky’s representative serving the fifth congressional district, was presented with the Champion of Public Broadcasting Award from APTS (Association of Public Television Stations).
Throughout his career, Congressman Rogers has remained committed to improving the lives of the people he serves in eastern and southern Kentucky and across the Commonwealth.
“A champion of education, Congressman Rogers has strongly supported the mission of KET and public broadcasting to provide access to quality educational programs and instructional resources. We are grateful for his longtime support and friendship,” says Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director.
As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers has safeguarded federal funding for public broadcasting, even while leading the necessary effort to restrain federal spending and reduce the national debt. His support is directly tied to the education mission of public television, Hopkins says.
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