Brad and Teresa Little

Gov. Brad Little and First Lady Teresa Little

Idaho First Lady Teresa Little today sent out a newsletter headlined “Explore Idaho Public Television!” that celebrates her and her family’s long support of the statewide public broadcasting network, lauds IdahoPTV’s numerous education initiatives, and urges Idahoans to take part. “Our family has long been viewers, fans and supporters of Idaho Public Television,” she wrote. “I was pleased to serve on the Friends Board of Directors in the '80s. I remember the experience of going ‘on air’ during festival pledge drive made me quite nervous. Our sons Adam and David were very young at the time. They happily watched with my mom from my parents’ home in Weiser. They phoned in a pledge and listened to hear their names announced on television.”

She noted that on June 20, Idaho Public Television will host an “Educate and Celebrate” event at its studios in Boise. “I highly encourage you to explore Idaho Public Television in all its dimensions,” the first lady wrote. “Discover something exciting and new by attending the June 20 workshop, visiting the website, reading Channels program guide, watching a new program, visiting the Learning Ecosystem, downloading a learning app, volunteering, or donating. It will enhance your life and the lives of those you care about. It does ours.”

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Her full newsletter is online here. This was the second newsletter she’s published; the first, sent out in late March, focused on the “Idaho Women 100 campaign.” a joint effort of the Idaho State Historical Society and Idaho Women in Leadership to mark the 2020 national centennial anniversary of women achieving the right to vote. You can see that newsletter online here.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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