American Public Television is a syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science, and documentary channel.
America's Public Television Stations is a nonprofit membership organization ensuring a strong and financially sound public television system and helping member stations provide essential public services in education, public safety, and civic leadership to the American people. Its affiliate APTS Action, Inc. promotes the legislative and regulatory interests of noncommercial television stations at the national level through direct advocacy and through grasstops and grassroots campaigns designed to garner bipartisan political support. The public television system is comprised of 158 licensees operating 356 public television stations across America and serving more than 97 percent of the American people. About half of these licensees are nonprofit community foundations. The rest are State, university, and local school district licensees. All are locally owned, locally operated, and locally oriented in their programming and community services, and all share a mission of serving everyone, everywhere, every day for free – including in places where no model for commercial success exists.
Fred Rogers Productions was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program and extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health while supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engages new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly rated children’s series, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods, have earned 30 Emmy®️ Awards among other important honors. The company’s latest series are Donkey Hodie, the innovative puppet series inspired by characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Alma’s Way, an animated series created by Sonia Manzano. Fred Rogers Productions strives to inspire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning through its series as well efforts beyond broadcast including games and digital offerings, community engagement activities, and much more.
Grand Valley State University College of Education and Community Innovation is the first academic college in the nation to unite the transformative power of education, social work, criminology, philanthropy, and legal studies with the community engagement of hospitality, health, nonprofit, and public management and policy. They are dedicated to developing well-rounded and high-quality administrators, educators, social workers, paralegals, peace officers, counselors, community organizers, and civil servants through active, experiential, and community-based learning. Their multidisciplinary environment will incubate innovative approaches to building healthy communities, promoting equity and social responsibility, and providing quality research and data.
The Peace Studio develops artists and journalists to inspire hope and catalyze transformative social change. We believe storytellers to be best positioned to respond to our world of violence. Peace relies on individuals coming together across difference to do the ongoing work of conflict transformation – moving from the destructive to the constructive.
Victory Strategies is a leadership training and coaching firm comprised of elite practitioners, such as elite military members, Fortune 500 executives, high impact entrepreneurs, and top performing athletes. They improve organizational culture, alignment, and efficiency through leadership development training and team engagement.
For more than five decades, WETA has been a content powerhouse for PBS, creating exceptional television programs for audiences nationwide.
WETA Washington, D.C., is the second-largest producing-station for public television in the United States, with news and public affairs programs including PBS NewsHour and Washington Week; films by Ken Burns, such as Muhammad Ali and The U.S. and the Holocaust; series and documentaries by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., including Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Making Black America: Through the Grapevine; series from David M. Rubenstein, including Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories; health content from Wellbeings, a multiplatform campaign of engagement events and digital and broadcast content, including the documentary Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness; and performance specials including In Performance at the White House and The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.