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  Free Press : Put the Public Back in Public Broadcasting
Public broadcasting is perpetually under attack in Washington by those who would cripple public-spirited alternatives to the commercial media and muzzle the critical voices and diverse fare that PBS, NPR and other public media offer.
The operating model of public broadcasting must be recast to fulfill its founding mission to serve as "a forum for debate and controversy" and "a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard."
While media technology has advanced in the 35 years since public broadcasting was created, one thing remains constant: the need for noncommercial, not-for-profit media, available free to the public with a mission to inform, educate, inspire and engage.
www.freepress.net /publicbroadcasting   (797 words)

  Public broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While commercial broadcasters often use the word as if it were a category one could observe directly, public broadcasters are forced by their very mandate to justify their use of the word — the BBC at one point claimed it would label no one a "terrorist" as they considered it a political term.
Public broadcasting sometimes serves simply to put voices or languages on the air that may otherwise be completely ignored, and sometimes due to a lack of voice, obliterated.
Public music stations are probably best known for playing classical music, although other formats have been used, including the emerging "eclectic" music format that is rather freeform in nature (common among college radio stations, though a well-known eclectic NPR member station is KCRW in California).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_broadcasting   (3011 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Public broadcasting, also known as public service broadcasting or PSB (though this term has a specific different meaning in the United Kingdom - see public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding...
Kenneth Tomlinson is the Chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Public policy discussions are generally and consciously partisan, and we assume that participants in public policy discussion have a specific point of view which they seek to advance in the discussion.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Corporation-for-Public-Broadcasting   (1627 words)

 Corporation for Public Broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides some funding for the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio (NPR), but much more of its funding goes to public television and radio stations that are members of PBS or NPR, as well as to other broadcasters that are independent of those organizations.
The CPB has nine board members who serve six-year terms and are selected by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
The President of the CPB, Patricia Harrison, is the former Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee; its chair is Cheryl Halpern, an activist Republican.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Corporation_for_Public_Broadcasting   (697 words)

 Broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals (programs) to a number of recipients ("listeners" or "viewers") that belong to a large group.
For example, National Public Radio, a non-commercial network within the United States, receives grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (which in turn receives funding from the U.S. government), by public membership, and by selling "extended credits" to corporations.
American radio network broadcasters habitually forbade prerecorded broadcasts in the 1930s and 1940s, requiring radio programs played for the Eastern and Central time zones to be repeated three hours later for the Pacific time zone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Broadcasting   (1643 words)

 CPB: Grant Proposal Writing Tips
Corporation For Public Broadcasting funds your local station and diverse programming that informs, educates, and inspires.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting evaluates hundreds of proposals each year for a variety of funding purposes.
This publication is an easy guide to the basic elements of grant proposal writing and is offered to assist applicants to CPB and to other funding sources.
www.cpb.org /grants/grantwriting.html   (1321 words)

 Corporation for public broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/corporation_for_public_broadcasting   (161 words)

 public corporation - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about public corporation
Company structure that is similar in organization to a public limited company but with no shareholder rights.
Such corporations are established to carry out state-owned activities, but are financially independent of the state and are run by a board.
The first public corporation to be formed in the UK was the Central Electricity Board in the 1920s.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /public+corporation   (162 words)

 VPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting / About VPR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On July 14, 2005, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved funding for public broadcasting that is $111 million greater than that provide by the House of Representatives.
The most significant budget affected is that of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the organization created by Congress to administer federal funds to help support public radio and television programming, stations, community service, educational projects and technology.
The CPB is distinct from both NPR and PBS: It is not a broadcaster, but a private corporation created by Congress in 1967 with two primary functions: to serve as a firewall between partisan politics and public broadcasting, and to help fund programming, stations and technology.
www.vpr.net /about_vpr/cpb.shtml   (1682 words)

 Corporation for Public Broadcasting - SourceWatch
These political appointees have raised considerable concern that members of the CPB board were readying a charge across the line of neutrality to promote programming that better suits the White House's political agenda.
Increased criticism and funding cuts were augmented by CPB chairman Kenneth Tomlinson's support of assistant secretary of state and a former co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee Patricia Harrison's appointment for the position of CEO.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Statement of the CPB Board (http://www.cpb.org/pressroom/release.php?prn=500)", Media Release, November 3, 2005.
sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Corporation_for_Public_Broadcasting   (856 words)

 CNN.com - Public broadcasting chief under fire - Jun 12, 2005
Created by Congress in 1967, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is considered the largest single source of funding for public television and radio programming.
In May many public broadcasting supporters cried foul when Tomlinson acknowledged that he hired a consultant to track the content of "NOW," a PBS program that he believed had a liberal bias.
But Tomlinson, a former director of Voice of America during the Reagan administration, said the issue of political bias in public broadcasting needed to be addressed because it jeopardized private financial support that underwrites much of the cost.
www.cnn.com /2005/POLITICS/06/10/npr.cpb   (582 words)

 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Invests Nearly $2 Million to Usher in Public Service Radio for New Media Age
CPB will invest $1 million to support NPR's efforts to reach new audiences through program streams delivered via Sirius Radio, which plans to launch its nationwide, direct-to-car service in late 2000.
CPB's diversity ambitions focus on racial and ethnic minorities (both at the project management and the consumer levels), new audiences, and independent producers.
CPB, a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is a leader in public broadcasting's transition to digital and new media educational and programming services for the American people.
www.npr.org /about/press/000403.cpb.html   (754 words)

 Time to Let the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Stand on Its Own
This stunning potential increase in the CPB's budget would amount to an unwarranted waste of tax dollars because the organization's mission is both obsolete and redundant.
The funds that H.R. 2384 would provide the CPB to assist in its transition to digital television illustrate that the broadcasting agency has strayed far from its original mission.
Although the CPB originally was viewed as a method of providing high-quality programming to lower-income Americans, most low-income families would not be able to spend thousands of dollars to purchase digitally ready, high-definition television sets to receive the new digital transmissions CPB hopes to offer.
www.heritage.org /Research/InternetandTechnology/EM613.cfm   (1043 words)

 CPB Exerting Political Pressure on Public Television
As a private, non-profit institution, the CPB is tasked by Congress to distribute funds to public broadcasters with a view toward balance.
Although it was intended to shield public broadcasting from political influence, the CPB has long since become a mechanism for transmitting Congress' ideological desires to public broadcasters.
If Tomlinson and his CPB colleagues are doling out public broadcasting funds based on the premise that PBS's left-wing slant must be corrected, then they should first be required to show the public that such a bias exists.
www.fair.org /index.php?page=2508   (965 words)

 Tell Them Public Matters - How Public Broadcasting is Funded
Public Broadcasting is funded through a nonprofit corporation called the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
The CPB was formed by virtue of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, where it was understood that a portion of the funding would come from the federal government, but in order to maintain public broadcasting's independent and public service status, the majority of the funding would come from subscribers, private, state and local funding.
Membership is the largest single source of funding for public broadcasting stations, so when you hear membership drives blanket the airwaves you can understand just how critical your contributions are to our success.
www.tellthempublicmatters.org /how_pb_funded.html   (213 words)

 ISTE | Corporation for Public Broadcasting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
While these programs and services are provided to enhance the knowledge, and citizenship, and inspire the imagination of all Americans, the Corporation has particular responsibility to encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, particularly children and minorities.
The Corporation is accountable to the public for investing its funds in programs and services which are educational, innovative, locally relevant, and reflective of America's common values and cultural diversity.
The Corporation serves as a catalyst for innovation in the public broadcasting industry, and acts as a guardian of the mission and purposes for which public broadcasting was established.
www.iste.org /Template.cfm?Section=Corporation_for_Public_Broadcasting&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=27&ContentID=5273   (209 words)

 PBS - Thematic Window: The Corporation of Public Broadcasting
Congress experimented in funding programming for the new public stations in 1962 with the Education Television Facilities Act, but the early support for public stations was unorganized.
The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, non-profit corporation managed by a nine-member board appointed by the President and approved by the Senate to funnel government support to public stations and producers nationwide.
In 1969, the CPB formed the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), a private non-profit corporation comprising 171 noncommercial licensees who operate 347 member stations around the country.
www.pbs.org /johngardner/chapters/4d.html   (392 words)

 Public Broadcasting Targeted By House
The CPB funds are particularly important for small TV and radio stations and account for about 15 percent of the public broadcasting industry's total revenue.
Expressing alarm, public broadcasters and their supporters in Congress interpreted the move as an escalation of a Republican-led campaign against a perceived liberal bias in their programming.
Broadcasters noted, for example, that the 25 percent cutback in next year's CPB budget was a rollback of money that Congress had promised in 2004.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/09/AR2005060902283.html   (682 words)

 corporation-for-public-broadcasting - The Huffington Post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Griot initiative is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture(NMAAHC) which will eventually open...
The initiative is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and radio station KALW is helping coordinate the effort in Oakland.
The 357-72 vote demonstrated the enduring political strength of public broadcasting.
www.huffingtonpost.com /news/corporation-for-public-broadcasting   (652 words)

 Corporation for Public Broadcasting by Matt Lawton -- Capitalism Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
While the nation debates the future of Corporation for Public Broadcasting, I have one question: Is it becoming increasingly obvious to anyone else that there are moral and practical flaws in a publicly financed media?
In defiance to any attempt at separating the CPB from the politicians, the President of the United States, with congress' approval, appoints all eight board members (who have six year terms).
The recent controversies surrounding public broadcasting are nothing new, but they do illustrate an important point: The public financing of media stations is morally and practically inexcusable.
www.capmag.com /article.asp?ID=4295   (738 words)

 US CODE: Title 47,396. Corporation for Public Broadcasting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Corporation shall be subject to the provisions of this section, and, to the extent consistent with this section, to the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act.
No officer or employee of the Corporation may be compensated by the Corporation at an annual rate of pay which exceeds the rate of basic pay in effect from time to time for level I of the Executive Schedule under section 5312 of title 5.
The information shall be available for public inspection and copying for at least 3 years and shall be of the same kind as the information required to be maintained by the Corporation under subsection (l)(4)(B) of this section.
www.law.cornell.edu /uscode/html/uscode47/usc_sec_47_00000396----000-.html   (5540 words)

 Ex-Public TV Chair Quits Board , Tomlinson Resigns From CPB In Flap Over Alleged Conservative Bias - CBS News
"Tomlinson's legacy at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a negative one.
Tomlinson believe it is in the best interests of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that he no longer remain on the board," the board said in a statement e-mailed Thursday evening to reporters and interest groups.
Corporation spokesman Michael Levy could not be reached Thursday night for elaboration on which former staff members were being criticized and for what.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/11/04/national/main1010378.shtml   (883 words)

 Case Study: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
CPB also invests the federal contribution in more than 1,000 public radio and television stations throughout the U.S. and its teritorities.
CPB will use the AreaPop II system to document the total population served by the public broadcasting system nationwide.
CPB will provide public broadcasters with information on the potential for signal expansion into unserved areas and help broadcasters market their services better by analyzing the demographics of potential audiences in their service areas.
www.tetrad.com /case/cpb.html   (459 words)

 Media Matters - An open letter to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting board of directors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
I was troubled to read in The Washington Post that former Republican National Committee co-chairwoman Patricia de Stacy Harrison is the "leading candidate" to be the next president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a position to which the CPB board of directors would appoint her.
More troubling, by appointing a Republican activist to manage an organization designed to protect public broadcasting from political pressure, the board would be signaling to those who have treasured public broadcasting as a bastion of fairness and balance that it is now vulnerable to political manipulation.
If CPB is committed to continuing to provide a nonpartisan alternative to such outlets, turning over the reins to a former co-chairwoman of the Republican Party is on odd way to accomplish that goal.
mediamatters.org /items/200506140001   (1200 words)

 "Hot Seat Expected for New Chair of Corporation for Public Broadcasting - Forward.com"
A spokesman at the CPB said she was waiting for the release of an inspector general’s report, due out next month, on several of the steps taken by Tomlinson.
At the November 2003 confirmation hearing naming her to the CPB board, Halpern said that friends had complained that NPR’s coverage was biased against Israel, according to an account of her remarks in the magazine Current.
Regarding Halpern’s chairmanship, Sporkin offered a statement saying that “the events at CPB over the last six months have been disappointing for public radio as we’ve watched an organization that has supported public broadcasting for four decades, and through all administrations, become an instrument of ideology and agenda.
www.forward.com /articles/hot-seat-expected-for-new-chair-of-corporation-for   (879 words)

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