Idaho Public Television in the News

The Kootenai Tribe’s forgotten war A video documentary about the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho declaring war on the United States, "Idaho's Forgotten War: A Lost Tale of Courage," is a testament to former tribal chairwoman Amy Trice. The documentary aired on Idaho Public Television in August.
Indian Country Today 8/24/2010

Documentary tells story of 'Idaho's Forgotten War' "Idaho's Forgotten War, A Lost Tale of Courage," an hour-long documentary on Amy Trice, the 1974 Kootenai War and what it's done for the tribe will air on Idaho Public Television at 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2010.
Bonner County Daily Bee 8/6/2010

Forest Service now allowing filming in wilderness areas Causing a furor among some conservationists, the U.S. Forest Service will allow commercial filming in national forest wilderness areas nationwide through the end of 2011 as long as filming doesn't disturb the land and the movie being made focuses only on wilderness values.
Fort Collins Coloradoan 6/15/2010

Forest Service issues new wilderness filming rules The U.S. Forest Service has issued temporary new guidelines on commercial filming that cover some 439 wilderness areas it oversees nationwide, kicking off a fresh round of debate over how best to manage these federally protected preserves.
Idaho Statesman 6/7/2010

GUARDIAN Solves IPTV Forest Access Issue Editor of Boise newspaper obtained letters from both the Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service and the Dept. of Interior Park Service stating he had the right to take pictures on public land as long as the land, the wildlife, and the people on it were not being disturbed.
Boise Guardian 5/20/2010

Wilderness ban for IPTV film crew miffs Gov. Otter The U.S. Forest Service is now investigating a forest supervisor's decision to keep Idaho Public Television out of the 2.3-million acre Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. Gov. Butch Otter had some strong words for the Forest Service after learning about the ban.
KTVB.com 5/20/2010

Gov. Otter takes on feds over wilderness filming Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter chastised the U.S. Forest Service for forbidding the state's educational broadcasting network from sending a cameraman into a central Idaho wilderness area.
Idaho Statesman 5/19/2010

Idaho governor takes 'all or none' stance on GOP debate Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter won't participate in Tuesday's debate between Republican gubernatorial candidates because he disagreed with organizers' decision to use "proof of an active campaign" as a criteria for including candidates, which kept Tamara Wells, Ron "Pete" Peterson, and Walt Bayes from being invited to debate.
Twin Falls Times-News 5/17/2010

Public TV faces cuts but off chopping block Idaho Public Television viewers can thank state legislators for not taking Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's recommendation to heart, choosing to reduce the station's budget rather than look to phase out funding altogether.
Idaho Mountain Express 3/12/2010

Idaho public TV cuts scaled back The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee trimmed Idaho Public Television's budget Tuesday, but the damage was far less than Gov. Butch Otter called for earlier.
Spokane Spokesman-Review 3/10/2010

Idaho budget writers approve cuts for substance abuse treatment, public television and higher education Idaho budget writers approved sharp budget cuts for substance abuse treatment, Idaho Public Television and higher education in fiscal year 2011 on Tuesday morning.
Idaho Statesman 3/9/2010

IPTV budget cut, but not as much as Otter wanted The television station that broadcasts the Idaho Legislature, "Sesame Street" and other shows across the state appears likely to escape budget cuts of the magnitude Gov. C.L. "Butch" demanded when the 2010 session started.
Spokane Spokesman-Review 3/9/2010

The squeeze on Big Bird The challenges that Idaho Public Television is facing are emblematic of the decisions that public television agencies and stations around the country will have to make if states decide that public television is no longer a business they can afford to be in.
Stateline.org 3/4/2010

Idaho budget blueprint: 8.5% cut for schools Under JFAC plan for 2011 budget, schools would see an unprecedented 8.5 percent cut in state funding; higher education funding would drop 14 percent; and Medicaid would drop 3.5 percent, for a 25.9 percent drop in state Medicaid funding over the past two years.
Spokane Spokesman-Review 2/25/2010

Otter wants compassion from media Governor tells the Idaho Press Club he doesn't enjoy having to cut spending but is Constitutionally mandated to balance the budget.
Lewiston Morning Tribune 2/25/2010

Endangered: 'Outdoor Idaho' Idaho Public TV's iconic show may vanish from parts of Idaho if Otter's plans to phase out state funding are realized.
Lewiston Morning Tribune 2/18/2010

Gov. Butch Otter says he lost control of his message to agencies Gov. Butch Otter says that he had no intention of removing general-fund financial support from several commissions, councils and Idaho Public Television, but he proposed that in his budget to motivate them to shoulder their share of state budget cuts.
Idaho Statesman 2/18/2010

Gov. Butch Otter's budget hit balky agencies All except Idaho Public Television have since gotten the message clearly, says the state budget chief Wayne Hammon.
Idaho Statesman 2/17/2010

Otter backs expansion of income tax credit Proposed legislation would create incentives to donate to agencies facing funding cuts such as the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Idaho Public Television.
Twin Falls Times-News 2/17/2010

Otter wields budget knife to spur IPTV savings Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter proposed eliminating $1.7 million in taxpayer funding for Idaho Public Television because its manager offered inadequate budget-cutting measures last year, says budget chief Wayne Hammon.
Idaho Statesman 2/16/2010

No decision yet on IPTV Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's plan to phase out state funding for Idaho Public Television could seriously affect the University of Idaho's ability to support its media classes.
Argonaut 2/16/2010

Dialing back dollars A sharp turn may be in store for Idaho Public Television, in which it is weaned entirely off state funding, and relies upon private contributions.
Twin Falls Times-News 2/14/2010

Malad residents fighting public TV cuts A Malad woman is seeking to organize opposition to state cuts proposed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter that would terminate public television broadcasts to rural Idaho communities.
Idaho State Journal 2/2/2010

Opposition mounts against public TV cuts Critics are lining up against Idaho governor's proposal to eliminate state funding for Idaho Public Television.
Lewiston Morning Tribune 1/31/2010

On the air . . . for now: KUID in Moscow continues role with Idaho Public TV despite proposal to cut state funding Shutting down KUID, IdahoPTV's Moscow station, is an unsettling prospect for the staff and students who work there. It's only one of three public television stations in the state, the others being KAID in Boise and KISU in Pocatello. But the prospect of IdahoPTV going away is especially unusual in Moscow, where KUID has operated from the University of Idaho campus since 1965.
Moscow-Pullman Daily News 1/30/2010

Taking a look at IdahoPTV Is there a future for Sesame Street in Idaho? Many locally and throughout the state hope so. In the past week, Idaho residents have banded together in opposition of Gov. C.L "Butch" Otter's plan to phase out all state funding for Idaho Public Television.
Rexburg Standard Journal 1/29/2010

Budget cuts could spell doom for public TV in valley Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's proposal to cut funding for Idaho Public Television is quickly becoming a controversial issue, with some legislators lamenting the impact this could have on most of the state's residents.
Idaho Mountain Express 1/29/2010

Governor Otter gets earful on rural woes Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter held his 36th Capital for a Day in Shoshone on Wednesday, and rural Idahoans discussed the economy, proposed cuts to Idaho Public Television and state parks, as well as health care reform with the governor and his staff.
Idaho Statesman 1/28/2010

Idaho lawmakers hope to ease public TV cuts Members of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee expressed doubts about Gov. Butch Otter's proposal to phase out state funding for Idaho Public Television over the next four years.
Spokane Spokesman-Review 1/28/2010

IPTV manager sounds warning about a rural blackout General manager Peter Morrill says rural Idahoans will lose their access and three channels will be cut if the agency's funding is eliminated.
Idaho Falls Post Register 1/28/2010

Drastic Cuts for Idaho Public Television According to the governor's plan, IdahoPTV would lose $380-thousand dollars every year over a 4 year period.
KIVI-Boise 1/27/2010

IPTV can't sell commercials in lieu of state cash Idaho Public Television general manager Peter Morrill says federal law precludes public TV stations from selling commercials.
Idaho Statesman 1/27/2010

Thousands Showing Support For Idaho Public Television As the future of Idaho Public Television remains uncertain, one group of Idahoans is now working to ensure the network's signal is not shut off. A statewide campaign known as Save Idaho Public Television has organized in support of the state network.
KPVI-Pocatello 1/26/2010

Pocatello's Idaho Public TV Fears Closure The future of Idaho Public Television remains up in the air, after a proposal by Governor Otter to eliminate their annual $1.6 million in state funding over the next four years.
KIFI-Idaho Falls 1/26/2010

Northwest Public Radio to make move to Murrow College of Communication Washington State University announces that Northwest Public Radio, the university-owned statewide network, will move from the information technology department to the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.
Moscow-Pullman Daily News 1/26/2010

Empty-pocket states cutting $23 million from pubcast support As states cut back their budgets, governors are often targeting public broadcasting along with other educational and arts programs. Some stations, including Idaho Public Television, could face a total loss of state funds.
Current 1/25/2010

Defunded IdahoPTV Would Cut Legislature Live as Well In addition to rural transmitters and translators, Idaho Public Television would likely have to stop its Legislature Live service that beams video of committee and House and Senate proceedings throughout the Capitol building and over the Web.
Boise Weekly 1/25/2010

Nonprofit encourages Idahoans to support public TV A group of donors who support Idaho Public Television are mounting a campaign to try to save the network's state funding.
Idaho Statesman 1/25/2010

Budget cuts can be costly Idaho risks losing federal funds by trimming certain programs such as Idaho Public Television, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Health and Welfare.
Spokane Spokesman-Review 1/24/2010

Future of IPTV is a big ? Governor Butch Otter has proposed cutting funding to IPTV as part of his plan to balance the state budget. IPTV General Manager Peter Morrill said if state funding is cut, so will the availability of their broadcasts.
KLEW-Lewiston 1/21/2010

KUID may close without state funds The Idaho Public Television station, KUID, may be forced to close if cuts proposed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter are approved. The KUID studio is used by University of Idaho students to produce programs and learn about broadcasting.
Argonaut 1/21/2010

Philosophy, finances behind push to trim Idaho PTV Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's push to eliminate Idaho Public Television's state funding is as much philosophical as financial: In an era of private networks, cable and Internet, government should exit the TV business.
Washington Post 1/19/2010

IPTV On the Chopping Block If you live outside of southwest Idaho's Treasure Valley, you may soon lose the ability to watch Outdoor Idaho or Frontline or Idaho Reports.
Boise State Radio 1/19/2010

Idaho public TV on chopping block Proposed funding cut could affect media students' education at Idaho State University as well as broadcast delivery to rural areas of eastern Idaho and rest of the state.
Idaho State Journal 1/18/2010

Debate confronts Idaho Public Television's value Fewer channels and local shows and reduced rural service could happen this spring if the legislature accepts the governor's proposal to phase out state funding for the public television broadcaster.
Idaho Statesman 1/17/2010

Idaho's budget crisis raises questions about public television's future Even if the state pulls its funding and KUID's signal goes dark, University of Idaho officials say the 45-year-old television station has to be maintained for teaching purposes.
Lewiston Morning Tribune 1/17/2010

Idaho lawmakers face tough choices The opening week of Idaho's 2010 legislative session laid out the fiscal challenges lawmakers will face this year, as well as their political differences regarding the proper way to tackle those challenges. In addition to further cuts to K-12 schools, the governor proposes to phase out state support for Idaho Public Television and several commissions.
Lewiston Morning Tribune 1/16/2010

Why Idaho Public Television Isn’t Like Oregon’s Supporters of Governor Otter's proposal to end state funding for Idaho Public Television point to Oregon, where the legislature stopped state funds for Oregon Public Broadcasting in 2003. But the fact of receiving state funds is about the only similarity between the two public broadcasting systems.
NewWest.net 1/15/2010

IPTV, facing 2014 state phaseout, gets fed grant Idaho Public Television faces losing all state funding by 2014, but it's due to get a nearly $100,000 Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) grant.
Idaho Statesman 1/14/2010

Moscow TV station could be victim of budget cuts KUID among stations that may close within the year if governor's budget is approved.
Moscow-Pullman Daily News 1/13/2010

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