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  Kenneth Tomlinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tomlinson was the Virginia Press Association's Virginian of the Year in 1994 and is a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.
Tomlinson was appointed to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's board of directors by President Bill Clinton and was confirmed in September 2000.
Tomlinson was appointed as chairman of the CPB board by President George W. Bush, for a two-year term, in September 2003.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kenneth_Tomlinson   (847 words)

 Republican Chairman Exerts Pressure on PBS, Alleging Biases
Tomlinson said that he was striving for balance and had no desire to impose a political point of view on programming, explaining that his efforts are intended to help public broadcasting distinguish itself in a 500-channel universe and gain financial and political support.
Tomlinson said he conducted the content review on his own, without sending the results to the board or making them public, because he wanted to better understand complaints he was hearing without provoking a storm.
Tomlinson said that it was his concerns about "objectivity and balance" that led to the creation of a new office of the ombudsman at the corporation to issue reports about public television and radio broadcasts.
www.commondreams.org /headlines05/0502-01.htm   (2078 words)

 Center for Digital Democracy | Washington Watch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Kenneth Tomlinson is a very busy man, holding down the board of directors chairs at two US government-connected agencies.
Tomlinson sees the U.S. government international media effort as “our most effective means of public diplomacy aboard and a critical component of the Global War on Terror.” (http://www.bbg.gov/_bbg_news.cfm?articleID=124andmode=general) The VOA's professional journalists have been under pressure to conform to the administration's foreign policy priorities, including reporting on Middle East issues.
Tomlinson has, to put it kindly, conflated his role as America’s Propagandist-in-Chief with the running of what is supposed to be a non-governmental agency that “most effectively assures the maximum freedom” of public broadcasters.
www.democraticmedia.org /news/washingtonwatch/tomlinson.html   (635 words)

 Kenneth Y. Tomlinson < editor < Career < People < : news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Tomlinson resigns from CPB board (November 3, 2005) -- Kenneth Tomlinson has resigned from the Corporation For Public Broadcasting board of directors, the...
Tomlinson resigned from the CPB board prior to the release of CPB Inspector...
"Kenneth Tomlinson's resignation as CPB chairman is a...
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 Kenneth Tomlinson - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Tomlinson acted maliciously or with any intent to harm CPB or public broadcasting, and the board recognizes that Mr.
Tomlinson hired Mary Catherine Andrews as a senior staff member at CPB.
In May 2005 it was revealed that Tomlinson was backing former co-chair of the Republican Party, Patricia Harrison, as his preferred candidate for chief executive of CPB.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Kenneth_Tomlinson   (1470 words)

 CBS News | Ex-Public TV Chair Quits Board | November 4, 2005 10:30:04
Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, whose term as board chairman ended in September, left the board after the third day of closed-door meetings by the board of directors to review the findings of the agency's inspector general about his work.
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.
Tomlinson "has engaged in unethical, if not illegal, behavior," Chester said, but his departure "is unlikely to stop the behind-the-scenes programming pressure" by other conservatives on the board and in CPB executive jobs.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/11/04/national/printable1010378.shtml   (771 words)

 NPR : E-Mails Link White House to CPB's Tomlinson
NPR.org, June 20, 2005 ·; Kenneth Tomlinson, the chairman of the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has said on several occasions that the Bush administration does not interfere with how the CPB operates.
Tomlinson has said he expects most of those funds to be restored by the Senate.
Since becoming chairman, Tomlinson has moved to address what he contends is the left-leaning lineup of news programs at PBS by advocating the addition of new shows with a conservative outlook.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4711997   (1084 words)

 Articles - Kenneth Tomlinson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Kenneth Tomlinson is the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a position he was elected to in September 2003.
Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, who served two years as director of the Voice of America in the Reagan administration, was elected chair of the CPB board in September 2003.
An appointment of President Bill Clinton, he was confirmed as a member of the CPB Board in September 2000.
www.techize.com /articles/Kenneth_Tomlinson   (344 words)

 Arkansas News Bureau - Tomlinson works for balance in PBS, NPR news coverage
Kenneth Tomlinson, chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has entered unauthorized territory by trying to bring balance and objectivity to the news coverage on PBS and NPR, which, for too long, has been dominated by liberal bias.
Tomlinson's decision to appoint two ombudsmen drew criticism from some of the public broadcasting crowd.
Tomlinson said it was very simple; the network needs more than one assessment of its news coverage.
www.arkansasnews.com /archive/2005/05/15/DavidJSanders/321470.html   (609 words)

 On The Media- Caught In The Balance
Tomlinson told us he is not politicizing public broadcasting, but rather balancing programming to serve more Americans.
KENNETH TOMLINSON: The opinion research reveals that the public has a very positive attitude toward public broadcasting, but that attitude should be even higher.
KENNETH TOMLINSON: I've spoken to the president in the past, but I've never spoken to anyone in the White House about these issues.
www.onthemedia.org /transcripts/transcripts_050605_cpb.html   (1135 words)

 The Legal Reader: F**k Ken Tomlinson
Tomlinson is an ignorant man, and he owes everything to Bush.
Tomlinson's appointment as the head of the CPB is a minor hat-tip from the Bush administration's to its radical evangelical base.
Write to your Senator or Representative here and tell them what you think of Tomlinson and his ignorant, partisan attacks on PBS and NPR -- the very organizations he is supposed to be supporting.
www.legalreader.com /archives/002610.html   (431 words)

 Salon.com News | "Fair and balanced" -- the McCarthy way
CPB head Kenneth Tomlinson, who is leading a jihad against "liberal bias" in public broadcasting, and one of his two new ombudsmen both worked for the late Fulton Lewis, a reactionary radio personality associated with Sen. Joe McCarthy.
As the debate over fairness and balance in public broadcasting rages on, there's a curious historical connection to be found between two men at the forefront of the current conservative crusade and a famous radio broadcaster from 50 years ago.
A main figure in the roiling controversy is Kenneth Tomlinson, the head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, who insists that public radio and television suffer from a liberal bias and that actions -- such as adding conservative-leaning programs to the lineup -- must be taken to counterbalance it.
www.salon.com /news/feature/2005/05/26/fulton_lewis_connection   (250 words)

 Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Press Release
Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), will present a public lecture entitled, "U.S. International Broadcasting: Meeting Tomorrow's Public Diplomacy Challenges," at 4:30 p.m.
Tomlinson has more than 35 years of journalistic experience, beginning his career in journalism working as a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1965.
He was named executive editor in 1985 and became editor-in-chief in 1989.He was the Virginia Press Association's Virginian of the Year in 1994 and is a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.
www.wws.princeton.edu /events/pressreleases/20040930tomlinson.html   (349 words)

 Technorati Tag: tomlinson
Kenneth Tomlinson — the target of internal investigations within the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the State...
Remember Kenneth Tomlinson, the conservative Republican who made it his mission to root out "liberal bias" on public television as the Bush-appointed...
Kenneth Tomlinson, ex-chairman of the Committee for Public Broadcasting (parent of PBS), has resigned the CPB’s board last night.
www.technorati.com /tag/tomlinson   (623 words)

 BBG - Broadcasting Board of Governors
Kenneth Y. Tomlinson is chairman of U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors which oversees all non-military U.S. international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL); Radio Free Asia (RFA); Radio and TV Martí, and the new broadcasting initiative in the Middle East.
Tomlinson, former editor-in-chief for Reader’s Digest, has more than 35 years of journalistic experience.
Tomlinson is the co-author of P.O.W., a history of American prisoners of war in Vietnam.
www.bbg.gov /bbg_board.cfm   (1407 words)

 Clearing the Airwaves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Tomlinson is a bit taken aback too, apparently--though so far he shows no signs of withering under the assault.
President Clinton appointed Tomlinson to the CPB board in 2000, and President Bush lifted him to the chairmanship three years later.
Any government agency that touches on controversial subjects, as public broadcasting inevitably will, should cast a wide net, ideologically, if it is to count on the continued good will of the taxpayers and the lawmakers who allocate their money to pay for it.
weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/683uoird.asp   (608 words)

Kenneth Tomlinson is there as an ally of Karl Rove to help make sure that Public Broadcasting doesn't report the news that they don't want reported.
BILL MOYERS: Well, she and Kenneth Tomlinson both are involved in the overseas broadcast of the American government, and it seems to me that they both would like to see Public Broadcasting be an arm of government propaganda, in particular the administration's propaganda.
Clearly Kenneth Tomlinson shouldn't be president — chairman of the board of CPB, but they have the power to do what they want to do, irrespective of public opinion, and that's what has happened.
www.democracynow.org /print.pl?sid=05/06/22/1347234   (6631 words)

 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Kenneth Tomlinson, a Republican who was board chairman until September, left after an investigative report on his tenure.
Ken Tomlinson is chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and he has succeeded in placing former Republican National Committee co-chairwoman and fellow neocon Patricia Harrison into the position of president and CEO of CPB.
Tomlinson, a former editor in chief of Reader's Digest, has repeatedly criticized PBS as too liberal over all and has said that his goal is to satisfy a broader constituency.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=cpb   (3027 words)

 TomPaine.com - Losing The American Revolution
Tomlinson is chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, an ally of Karl Rove, and the rightwing monopoly's point man to keep tabs on public broadcasting.
Tomlinson found kindred spirits at the right-wing editorial board of the Wall Street Journal where the "animal spirits of business" are routinely celebrated with nary a negative note about the casualties of their voracious appetites.
But if Kenneth Tomlinson and Karl Rove have their way, public broadcasting journalists will be firing blanks.
www.tompaine.com /articles/20050606/losing_the_american_revolution.php   (4661 words)

 People For the American Way - Kenneth Tomlinson Must Go!
With new revelations about Kenneth Tomlinson's attempts to turn public broadcasting into an arm of the Republican National Committee emerging by the day, the time has come to step up the pressure and demand that Tomlinson be fired.
Pushing to appoint a former co-chairman of the Republican National Committee to be the CPB's president and chief executive, despite the fact that she has no experience with public broadcasting.
Kenneth Tomlinson must go and we need your help in calling on President Bush to make sure he does.
www.pfaw.org /pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=19045   (363 words)

 The Carpetbagger Report » Blog Archive » Tomlinson's rise to notoriety
Yesterday, we learned that Tomlinson is also going after NPR, which falls under the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's umbrella.
In one of several points of conflict in recent months, the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which allocates federal funds for public radio and television, is considering a plan to monitor Middle East coverage on NPR news programs for evidence of bias, a corporation spokesman said on Friday.
And, in one of the strangest moves on journalistic standards in recent memory, Tomlinson decided to appoint two ombudsmen to monitor radio and television content — one on the left and one on the right.
www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com /archives/4215.html   (391 words)

 Tired of the PBS (Kenneth Tomlinson is doing heroic work.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
But the New York Times' story targeting Kenneth Tomlinson, the Republican chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, suggests that the left is losing its grip on PBS and getting pretty worried about it.
That liberals view PBS as their personal playhouse is seen in the hysterical reaction of PBS staffers to Tomlinson's mild programming suggestions, which resulted in Tucker Carlson getting a show and "The Journal Editorial Report," hosted by Paul Gigot of the Wall Street Journal.
Tomlinson should keep going with his reforms and ask the public to join him.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1395640/posts   (2747 words)

 The Legal Reader: Meet the New Asshole: Kenneth Y. Tomlinson
Who am I? I'm Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, "the Republican chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting." I'm "aggressively pressing public television to correct what [I] and other conservatives consider liberal bias.
It is the prizewinning entry in a recent Washington Post Mensa Invitational, wherein the contestant is asked to take any word in the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting or changing one letter and supplying a new definition.
Please note, however, that Tomlinson is not the only Ignoranus in America - there are nearly 60 million of them, and, oddly, all of them are Republicans.
www.legalreader.com /archives/002507.html   (551 words)

 Media Monitor - The Attacks on Kenneth Tomlinson - August 9, 2005
One of the funniest things to watch in Washington is the spectacle of the news media going after conservatives and Republicans for doing nothing wrong.
Tomlinson was under fire for doing his job.
But what is most objectionable is the failure to cite evidence that public TV and radio stations violated the law against lobbying with federal dollars when they defeated a congressional cut of $100 million in their $400 million annual subsidy.
www.aim.org /media_monitor/3884_0_2_0_C   (620 words)

 M2 Presswire: Office of the Press Secretary -- The President names Kenneth Y. Tomlinson as Member of The board of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Office of the Press Secretary -- The President names Kenneth Y. Tomlinson as Member of The board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The President today announced his intent to nominate Kenneth Y. Tomlinson as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Tomlinson, was editor-in-chief of Reader's Digest before retiring in 1996 after a career that spanned 28 years.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:63064737&refid=ip_almanac_hf   (237 words)

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