The Cat in the Hat was on hand Monday, when Congresswoman Anna Eshoo was honored for her support of public television at an event held by KQED in Mountain View on June 21. She received the Champion of Public Broadcasting award from the Association of Public Television Stations.
"There is only one place in the world of television that I can totally rely on for truth, entertainment, facts and beauty…and that is public broadcasting," Rep. Eshoo said. "I'm humbled to be chosen a 'Champion of Public Broadcasting' and awarded for the work I'm privileged to do."
The award recognizes individuals who have had a tremendous impact on the ability of local public television stations to meet the needs of the communities they serve, according to the association's press release.
As a co-chair of the House Public Broadcasting Caucus, Eshoo has worked to make public television stations available through the DISH Network.
The event, which was held at Mountain View's Computer History Museum, also featured one of the first screenings of the newest PBS Kids series, "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" The series was designed to teach preschool-aged children about science at a time when science education is a priority, said a KQED press release.