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Causes: Arts & Culture, Television

Mission: Pbs is a membership organization that in partnership with its member stations serves the american public with content and services of the highest quality, using media to educate, inspire, entertain and express the diversity of perspectives. Pbs empowers individuals to achieve their potential and strengthens the social, democratic, and cultural health of the united states.

Programs: Programming - represents approximately 2,800 hours of broadcast services provided by pbs to its member public television licensees, intended to inform, inspire, engage, and educate. This expense category includes costs associated with administering programming, including content oversight, program scheduling and packaging.

interconnection - represents the scheduling and logging of all satellite feeds; media operation center handling, technical evaluation and other pre-transmission processing of all program videos; and program origination transmission including operational support for news and other live event coverage. This expense category also includes other technical research and planning, the management of excess satellite transponder capacity, and the lease and acquisition of satellite capacity.

promotion - represents institutional and program promotion and press efforts intended to increase awareness of the value of public television. These activities provide public television stations with a broad array of promotional support for broadcast and digital content offerings, including on-air and online promotional spots, social media, print and radio advertising, press support and the coordination of public television's educational message and positioning.

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