TPT is one of the preeminent PBS affiliate stations in the country, producing and broadcasting public media programming in the Twin Cities and its surrounding areas.
TPT believes that media is profoundly powerful – shaping how people and communities understand themselves, each other and the world in which we live.
Founded in 1957, Twin Cities PBS is one of the most innovative public media organizations in the country. Every day, TPT uses the power of media to advance the arts, spur learning, help young people succeed and help adults age vitally. TPT presents extraordinary PBS programming and also produces award-winning content for the national PBS system. In 2015, TPT was the highest-rated local public television service in the nation for the fourth year in a row. TPT’s programs and productions have been honored with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys.
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TPT Community Advisory Council (CAC) is a non‐governing advisory board created for the purpose of helping TPT fulfill its mission to enrich lives and improve our community through the power of media. The CAC is composed of residents of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area who represent a diverse and broad cross‐section of interests, concerns and ideas. The CAC acts as a sounding board to TPT staff’s programming ideas and offers advice on and has an opportunity to influence TPT’s programming and services. The CAC performs a unique public service for the Twin Cities metro community.
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The Community Advisory Council helps TPT fulfill its mission to enrich lives and improve our community through the power of media. The Community Advisory Council serves as TPTs eyes and ears ‐‐ providing input about programming and keeping the Station abreast of the latest community issues and concerns.
Federal law requires that TV Stations have a Community Advisory Council. A Community Advisory Council serves in an advisory role. The substantive responsibility and authority for the TV station operations are left to the Board of Trustees and Station Management.
TPT’s Community Advisory Council will:
Station Management will present information to the Community Advisory Council in at least two meetings each year to update the Council about TPT’s goals and programming. Station Management will facilitate a discussion of TPT programming and community issues.
Community Advisory Council members are asked to serve a 3‐year term.
The Chair/Convener of the Community Advisory Council will report to the Board of Trustees at least twice each year.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the TPT Community Advisory Council, please send your resume and a description of why you wish to volunteer on the Community Advisory Council to Melissa Wright.
In order to comply with the open meetings requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 USC 396, et seq., as amended and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) Certification Requirements the Board of Trustees of Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) has adopted an open meetings policy that applies to all meetings of the Board of Trustees and Community Advisory Board and their committees.SEE MEETING SCHEDULE