brugger to leave apts


David Brugger, president of the Association of America's Public Television Stations, is leaving the organization, he has told the APTS board. Brugger says, "[It's time] to afford someone else the opportunity to benefit from the joys and challenges of this national leadership position." During his 13-year tenure, Brugger successfully lobbied for steady increases in federal funds for public broadcasting, helped win a Supreme Court victory that determined that cable operators must carry public broadcasters' signals and worked on eliminating regulatory fees.