New Hampshire Public TV faces total state funding cut

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New Hampshire Public Television’s funding will be debated Wednesday (Jan. 19) in a legislative hearing, the Foster’s Daily Democrat reports. A bill has been introduced that would ban the state’s university system from using state money to fund public TV. NHPTV President Peter Frid said 31 percent of its $8.8 million budget comes to it via that funding. Without that state support, Frid said, it would be impossible for the channel to function.