Tonight's Cover Story: Public TV station WTVI rallying support

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg's Public Broadcasting TV station, WTVI is reaching out to its public to try to save it from cuts from county government.

County Manager Harry Jones is asking the TV station to brace itself for a 100-percent reduction from county funding.

Groups that rely on WTVI to get out their message are reaching out to community members taping public service announcements and staging a letter-writing campaign to county commissioners.

Mecklenburg county is facing a nearly $100 million revenue shortfall for the next fiscal year.

Tonight at 7 on WBTV News PrimeTime what the loss of county funding could mean for WTVI and who's rallying to save the TV station.