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Respect the Long Tradition of Alabama Public Television

Alabama Public Television has been a longstanding educational resource for the state's population. Many of Alabama's youth watch APTV's programming, learning English, Mathematics, History, and Science. Children learn these subjects from publicly funded television and learn their religion from their parents, churches, and ministers.

While programming that features religious perspectives is culturally educational, programming designed to push a certain religion or religious viewpoint on viewers endangers APT's federal funding and is both ethically and legally questionable. APT and its airwaves are not a venue for evangelism or historical revisionism.

Please, respect the AETC's mission:

"By providing essential educational services with the highest quality direct instructional content through digital streaming. APT's efforts are directed toward helping our state reach true school equity statewide. Every student in our state deserves an equal opportunity in education regardless of the wealth of the school district."

This petition was delivered to:
  • Alabama Educational Television Commission
  • Chairman of the Alabama Educational Television Commission
    Ferris Stephens
  • Vice Chairman of the AETC
    Greg Griffin
  • Secretary of the AETC
    Rod Herring
  • Member of the AETC
    Les Barnett
  • Member of the AETC
    J. Holland
  • Member of the AETC
    Bebe Williams

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