Public broadcasting will be free, and it will be independent, and it will belong to all of our people. Today we rededicate a part of the airwaves for the enlightenment of all people. — President Lydon Johnson on November 7, 1967 upon signing the Public Broadcasting Act
I was invited to speak at a leadership breakfast hosted by American Public Media at the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference in Denver, Colorado, on July 11, 2014. PMDMC is the largest gathering of public media radio and television stations – 1,100 attended this year. Read my remarks here or, if you want to go deeper, watch the session that includes presentations by APM’s Peter Clowney and Localore producer Anayansi Dias Cortez.