Oklahoma higher education system requests $97.4 million budget increase - Article Photos 3/3

The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority's new executive director, Dan Schiedel, gestures as he speaks to a joint legislative budget committee meeting Jan. 24 at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Schiedel asked lawmakers for a $2 million increase in its annual budget to help pay for increasing employee benefits, more state legislative coverage, and a statewide satellite distribution. AP Photo Sue Ogrocki