More Quit Ala. Public TV Boards After Firings

Jun 19, 2012

Montgomery, AL – Two more leaders have quit Alabama Public Television following last week's firings of two top executives with the network.

Montgomery attorney and former federal judge Vanzetta McPherson has resigned from the Alabama Educational Television Foundation Authority, which lost three members last week. Also, Blue Cross Blue Shield President Terry Kellogg has resigned from the board of the APT foundation.

McPherson says irreconcilable differences are at the heart of the resignations. She says at least one commission member no longer wants to include sexual orientation in the network's mission statement about diversity.

The firings and resignations came as commissioners consider issues including an overall restructuring and whether to air Christian-based historical programs.

Alabama Public Television operates nine television stations and one radio station.

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