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“Forty percent of all households now have another way to watch TV,” Detroit Public Television President and CEO Rich Homberg tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today. “There’s time-shifting and binge-watching and at the same time the trust and loyalty of the core stations like Detroit Public Television is still important.

“It’s a changing world, and we have to adapt to it.”

Homberg says there are five key issues he wants DPTV to focus on: children, culture, public affairs, the environment and health.

“Our goal is to use our voice to help organizations engaged in these issues get their stories out,” Homberg says.

“Confidence, competence and celebration are the three C’s I ask my staff to focus on,” says Homberg. “You have to be good at what you do and stop to celebrate and appreciate successes, too.”

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