For 50 years, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has been entertaining and educating television viewers across the country. PBS has been especially important in Alaska, where public broadcasting has a long and distinguished history. 

As a father, I enjoy PBSs wholesome programming, including my personal favorite, Sesame Street. I also appreciate PBSs dedication to straight news. 

PBS turns 50 this month. Please join me in celebrating by turning the channel to your local PBS station. You might love it. 

Please be safe,

  • Nominations close on December 15.

  • The award includes $40,000 to support the winner's work.

  • To date, 17 people have received a Distinguished Artist Award. 
Voting Deadlines
  • Sunday, October 4 is the deadline to register to vote.

  • October 24 is the deadline for the Division of Elections to receive absentee ballot applications.
  • November 3 is election day. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.