For the tenth straight year, PBS has ranked #1 as the most trusted institution in America. I remember when PBS first received this recognition; what a wonderful acknowledgement of the commitment public television makes to the country and to our local communities. It was certainly an honor then, but with the ever-increasing pace of our world –from packed family schedules to the thousands of YouTube videos uploaded each hour – a ten-year stretch is simply overwhelming. We’re humbled by the recognition and what it represents.
Having the trust of our community isn’t something we take lightly. We recognize that this trust is shown each time you turn on Sesame Street for your children or grandchildren, each night when you tune in for PBS NewsHour and every time you send in a contribution to help make it all possible. We know that this trust is a privilege and we work each day to ensure that it’s warranted.
In that same study, conducted by the independent research firm ORC International, respondents also named PBS as an excellent use of government funding, a fair and trustworthy news source and a top educational tool for children in math, reading and social skills. We share each of these honors with you, because your support helps make it all possible. Thank you for helping OPT earn and maintain the trust of thousands of families across the Ozarks.