Governor declares Public Media Week

Lt. Gov Cox presents declaration at national meeting of media leaders

Governor Gary Herbert is declaring January 21-28 as Public Media Week in Utah. The declaration acknowledges Utah’s “rich heritage as a crossroads of communications technologies from the invention of electronic television by native son Philo T. Farnsworth to the robust fiberoptic networks and media services of today.”

The declaration notes that 2019 is both the 150th anniversary of the joining of the transcontinental railroad and associated telegraph lines, and 50th anniversary of the University of Utah becoming the fourth node of ARPANET, predecessor of the internet. It also says that public media continue to advance excellence through programs delivered over the air, online and in-person.

Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox unveiled the proclamation January 22 at a meeting of more than 300 public media professionals including leaders from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS. They gathered at the CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum at the 2019 National Educational Telecommunications Association conference held at the Marriott Downtown at City Creek.

Read the entire declaration

CPB Press Release

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