I Love WTTW
Trusted. Valued. Essential.
Help us make a strong and compelling case for continued federal funding and support of public media.
WTTW supports lifelong learning for all Americans. In partnership with our audience, we expose learners of all ages to the wonders of our world and the thrills of discovery and invention that can open doors to careers in high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. We provide trusted and reliable learning tools for parents and teachers. We provide a front-row seat to immersive experiences in the world of arts and performance, history, and heritage through award-winning documentaries. We strive to provide rare common ground for people who come from different backgrounds and have varying perspectives. We offer elected leaders an opportunity to engage with the citizenry in Chicago.Help us make a strong and compelling case for continued federal funding and support of public media.
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Reasons to Love WTTW and PBS
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- Public broadcasting is one of America’s best investments – just about $1.35 per citizen each year.
- Over the course of a year, 82% of all U.S. television households – and 200 million people – watch PBS.
- Public television has been rated #1 in public trust among nationally known institutions for 14 consecutive years.
- For every $100 in federal spending, public broadcasting receives just a penny.
- Public television in non-commercial and available for free to ALL Americans.
- Public television provides 120,000+ trusted learning tools for teachers, parents, and caregivers.
- Public television is rated as an excellent or good taxpayer value by 72% of voters.
- 73% of voters are against eliminating federal funding for public television. Republicans are against it by almost a 2-1 margin.
- Public television is America’s largest classroom – 68% of all kids age two to eight watched their local public television station last year.