30Th Anniversary of Wsec/pbs Springfieldby Representative Rodney Davis
Posted on 2015-01-20
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, later this month, on
January 31, WSEC/PBS Springfield will celebrate 30 years of quality and
educational television broadcasting in the Springfield and
Jacksonville, Illinois area.
For three decades, PBS Springfield has delivered a service known for excellence in programming to the people of West Central Illinois. Their mission to impact children's literacy and their commitment to the lifelong learning of adults have impacted thousands of people across the viewing area.
Learning and literacy have been at the forefront of this station's values. Over the years, they have sponsored numerous events such as training workshops to help parents and teachers use television as a tool for teaching kids about music, art, and reading.
Over the past 30 years, PBS Springfield has enriched communities by building partnerships with local organizations. Through its First Book Program, PBS Springfield has impacted the hundreds of families by distributing free books to underprivileged children.
As someone who grew up watching PBS, and as the father of three children who also enjoyed their shows, I recognize the importance of educational programming for our children and I thank PBS Springfield for its commitment to education. To everyone at PBS Springfield, congratulations on 30 successful years on the air.