Great Falls approaches goal of PBS transmitter

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Thanks in part to local schoolchildren, Great Falls, Mont., is closing in on its goal of securing a PBS transmitter, according to The Great Falls Tribune. “Sacajawea (School) was selling cookies,” said Kerry Callahan Bronson, chairwoman of the board of Friends of MontanaPBS. “East Middle School teachers paid to wear jeans. Each school did their own thing.” Currently the group has less than $25,000 left to raise of its nearly $1.3 million goal. According to the newspaper, Great Falls is one of the nation’s largest cities to lack a free public television broadcast signal. The group hopes to be on the air by fall.