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  UWSA System Offices
Welcome to the home of the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA).
The offices of the UW System Administration facilitate the efficiency and effectiveness of one of the nation's premier public university systems.
Specifically, these offices assist in carrying out the responsibilities of the UW System Office of the President, as set forth by the Board of Regents and the Wisconsin State Statutes.
www.uwsa.edu   (83 words)

  Public broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_television   (2477 words)

 Public Broadcasting Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PBS is not a broadcast network in the sense in which that term is usually used in the United States.
The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 [1] required a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature." It also prohibited the federal government from interfering or controlling what is broadcast.
Kenneth Tomlinson, chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in November 2004 in Baltimore, told PBS officials, "They should make sure their programming better reflected the Republican mandate." Tomlinson later said that his comment was in jest and that he could not imagine how remarks at a fun occasion were taken the wrong way.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_Broadcasting_System   (1748 words)

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Public broadcasting in fact provides excellent public affairs programming on which a lively and diverse range of views is expressed on many controversial issues.
Public broadcasting was to provide a diversity of educational, cultural, and public affairs programming that commercial stations had failed to furnish.
Broadcast frequencies are both scarce and uniquely powerful; /59/ there is therefore a special public interest in assuring that the airwaves are not monopolized by a narrow range of interests and views.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/1982/sg820009.txt   (13628 words)

 PBS Special Report: Understanding the public broadcasting system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The public television system that helped bring American viewers such classic shows as Sesame Street in the 1970s is home today to a stable of immensely popular and successful educational children's shows, including Kratts' Creatures and Wishbone, not to mention a diverse offering of community outreach programs.
Chartered in 1969 to operate an "interconnection system" to improve program distribution among the approximately 75 independent public television stations in the U.S., PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, owned and operated today by its 349-member noncommercial television stations serving the entire U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.
The formation of this interconnected system was one of several recommendations of the 1967 Carnegie Commission on Educational Television, which acted as a blueprint for the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.
www.bebeyond.com /LearnEnglish/BeAD/Readings/PBSKids.html   (896 words)

 Public Broadcasting Service
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with nearly 350 member TV stations in the United States.
Unlike the commercial television broadcast model, in which affiliates give up portions of their local advertising airtime in exchange for network programming, PBS member stations pay substantial fees for the shows acquired and distributed by the national organization.
It is possible now that with the transition to terrestrial digital television broadcasts, both may be available as alternate channels on some local stations in the near future.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/public_broadcasting_service   (885 words)

 The Dutch Television System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
BNN (youth broadcasting) was admitted to the public system in 1998.
In addition to the seven broadcasting organizations, the candidate broadcasting organization, the NPS and the NOS, there are four types of organization within the public broadcasting system that can apply for transmission time.
Of particular concern is that the independence of public broadcasting and its funding must continue to be safeguarded as under the present system.
iml.jou.ufl.edu /projects/Spring2000/Valk/hdiw.htm   (1426 words)

 MEDIA-JAMAICA: Gov't to Revive Public Broadcasting System
”Public broadcasting caters to some sense of national identity and community, it is also detached from vested commercial or governmental interests, and it has to be funded through the broad body of users whether they are taxpayers or some other kind of public source,” Robinson said.
The major factor that separated the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation from true public broadcasting, however, was the element of political interference, said Robinson, a former director general of JBC.
Six years later, the government has announced that some public broadcasting programming should air by the end of the year, sparking questions about content, sustainability and whether the new entity will be able to carve out a space in the expanded media landscape.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=19071   (1078 words)

 Nicholas Johnson: Georgia Public Broadcasting
On the other hand, public broadcasting may not be the most efficient and effective way of doing it either.
Is one of the goals of public broadcasting to increase the number of potential outlets for Georgian citizens with the desire to express themselves in video, or to increase the range of diversity in the video materials available to the audience?
And the problem with (d), of course, is that, to the extent public, or "non-commercial," broadcasting exists to provide an alternative to what commercial broadcasting offers, the more it depends on commercial advertisers the less rationale there is for public broadcasting at all.
www.uiowa.edu /~cyberlaw/georgia/njpubbst.html   (1700 words)

 Public Service Broadcasting - Fritz Pleitgen
Public television and radio broadcasting has proved its value time and again, and particularly in periods of crisis.
A public broadcasting network must always be vigilant in its responsibility to the public it serves.
Of utmost importance to the quality of a public broadcaster are the skills and capabilities of its journalists, who must be educated and trained to do their job professionally and credibly.
www.ebu.ch /news/press_archive/press_breves_2003_5_pleitgen.php   (1222 words)

 PBS BiH - Odluka visokog predstavnika   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Moreover, since the restructuring of the Public Broadcasting System on July 30, 1999, by the High Representative no laws restructuring the public broadcast system have been enacted by the concerned governments despite their being requested by the High Representative for them.
Broadcasters shall specify their needs to PBS BiH in annual plans, and shared use shall be managed by means of service level agreements specifying charges to be made with the broadcasters.
It shall be chaired by the Director of Broadcasting and consist of the editors for news and the Radio and Television department heads in all programme genres.
www.pbsbih.ba /onama/odlukaeng.html   (6417 words)

 National Review: PBS custodiet custodes - financing the public broadcasting system
This baroque system means that the taxpayer foots the bill for an awful lot of programming over which he has no control whatever--not even the ability to boycott a sponsor.
That is deliberate: The creators of public broadcasting assumed, probably correctly, that commercial broadcasters would be unwilling to carry educational and culturally elite programs that the Great Society deemed desirable.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is now considering a proposal by Board member and NR Managing Editor Richard Brookhiser to fund a content analysis of the stuff it presides over.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1282/is_v38/ai_4282876   (427 words)

 The Dutch Television System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The public broadcasting organizations transmit on three television channels, while the commercial broadcasters operate on eight television channels.
The professionalisation of public broadcasting led to a new organizational structure, led by a Board of Directors.
The broadcasting organizations will be given the scope to make use of new media in fulfilling their broadcasting mandate.
iml.jou.ufl.edu /projects/Spring2000/Valk/regulation.htm   (679 words)

 Article by the High Representative, Paddy Ashdown: "Time To Tell The Truth About PBS"
It’s role is, independently, to inform and serve the public in a way that the commercial broadcasters cannot.
But as anyone who remembers the role played by the state broadcasters in the breakup of the SFRJ and the war in Bosnia, reform of the public broadcasting system is particularly important for this country’s future.
BiH’s public service broadcasters need to be part of a single system that is sustainable, financially and editorially independent and in line with the Dayton Peace Agreement.
www.ohr.int /print?content_id=31095   (965 words)

 PBS Funding Cutbacks -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
PBS, NPR (National Public Radio), and the arts are facing major cutbacks in funding...
This petition to save funding for public broadcasting and the arts has been circulating on the 'net for over 5 years.
The Claim: National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting System are facing imminent budget cuts.
funding.fmqg.com /index.php?k=PBS-Funding-cutbacks   (1318 words)

 FightingBob.com: Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
If progressives continue absently blaming Wisconsin Public Television for the sins of the national Public Broadcasting System without developing a viable plan to fix the problem, public broadcasting in Wisconsin is doomed.
Now, the call to arms is against Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio because of PBS’ shameful acquiescence to the Bush administration’s attempts to stock the network with conservative idealogues who are less apt to criticize it than Bill Moyers is. (Disclosure: I’m a former PBS employee).
What we have left is a public broadcasting system paralyzed in its fear of upsetting its audience, and left vulnerable for conservative vultures to “reform” it.
fightingbob.org /article.cfm?articleID=228   (669 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Head of public TV rejects criticism alleging liberal bias
WASHINGTON – The president of the Public Broadcasting System on Tuesday rejected criticism by conservatives that public TV is guilty of liberal bias, and she offered a strong defense of PBS' Bill Moyers, a target of right-wing wrath.
Mitchell's remarks at the National Press Club follow the disclosure that Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, the Republican chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, hired a consultant to keep track of guests' political views on a program hosted by Moyers, who was White House press secretary during the Johnson administration.
Surveys show that the overwhelming majority of the public does not perceive bias in public broadcasting, she said.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/20050524-1357-pbs-mitchell.html   (333 words)

 Leiter Reports: Guest Blogger William Edmundson Oct. 17-23: The Destruction of Public Broadcasting
In his first public statement since the controversy over the CPB emerged, Moyers announced that he had sent a letter to Tomlinson requesting an hour-long program on PBS to debate the direction of public broadcasting.
As some of you know, CPB [Corporation for Public Broadcasting] was established almost 40 years ago to set broad policy for public broadcasting and to be a firewall between political influence and program content.
The chairman of the public station in Dallas was an industrialist named Ralph Rogers, a Republican but no party hack, who saw the White House intimidation as an assault on freedom of the press and led a nationwide effort to stop it.
leiterreports.typepad.com /blog/2005/05/the_destruction_1.html   (3137 words)

 GAcollege411 - GAcollege411 Partners
Improving Georgia's education system and encouraging Georgia students to excel academically are major priorities for Governor Perdue.
The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents oversees 34 institutions: four research universities, 2 regional universities, 13 state universities, 2 state colleges, and 13 two-year colleges.
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) creates, produces, and distributes high quality programs and services that educate, inform, and entertain its audiences and enrich the quality of their lives.
www.gacollege411.org /GettingStarted/partners.asp   (793 words)

 AlterNet: MediaCulture: Disservice to the Public...Broadcasting System
For years, the fractious, feudal public broadcast "system" of powerful, quasi-independent stations/fiefdoms has frustrated PBS programmers and producers alike.
Meanwhile, the association of public television programmers is busy denouncing not only Carlson's grant, but also the entire Crossroads initiative itself on the basis that none of it fills any unmet needs or is worth the investment.
This is about serving the public with accessible, enlightening, informative programming and ensuring that every available dollar in the public television system be put to the most productive use possible.
www.alternet.org /mediaculture/22276   (1653 words)

 HOUSE BILL NO. 768 - Approp, Public Broadcasting
It is the intent of the Legislature that the Idaho State Board 33 of Education (SBOE) evaluate, establish and enforce fiscal, programming and 34 accountability policies for the Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System 35 (IEPBS) that augment federal public broadcasting system policies or regula- 36 tions.
This is the FY 2001 appropriation for the Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System.
The IEPBS, which is commonly known as Idaho Public Television, is under the direction of the State Board of Education.
www3.state.id.us /oasis/2000/backup7-19/H0768.html   (373 words)

 Save Public Broadcasting - BreakTheChain.org
In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending costs and streamline their services, some government officials believe that the funding currently going to these programs is too large a portion of funding for something which is seen as not worthwhile.
If approved, this would be the most severe cut in the history of public broadcasting, threatening to pull the plug on Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.
The budget process is ongoing and the Senate, which has traditionally supported public broadcasting, still has a say in the matter.
www.breakthechain.org /exclusives/savepbs.html   (1226 words)

 Philippines To Transform State Broadcasting System into Independent Public Broadcasting Service: UNESCO-CI
The quest for a Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) in the Philippines may soon be realized.
During the forum, former press secretary Rod Reyes expressed support for the conversion of NBN and the government radio stations nationwide into a PSB and said that now seems to be the correct time.
Public broadcasting is distinct from state broadcasting as the former is owned, managed, financed and controlled by the public rather than the government, explained Rogelio V. Cuyno, president of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.
portal.unesco.org /ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=18407&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (702 words)

 CPB: Commitment to Cooperation and Consultation Throughout the Public Broadcast System
The public broadcasting system is dedicated to producing the highest quality television and radio in America to the benefit of all Americans.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is firmly committed to continuing the collaborative and productive relationships with the American people as well as with all members of our community, including our national partners as well as local partners throughout America.
The Board resolves to work together to promote consultation and cooperation with all our parities to ensure the continuation of the public broadcasting system, which is a true American treasure.
www.cpb.org /aboutcpb/leadership/board/resolutions/resolution.php?prn=471   (163 words)

 Sign the Bring Back Wishbone, PBS! Petition
"Public" means anyone viewing the signature pages on the Web for this petition can get your email address and send you email.
Petition to Public Broadcasting System (PBS) was created by and written by Heather Kapavik.
The petition is hosted here at www.PetitionOnline.com as a public service.
www.petitiononline.com /pbswish/petition-sign.html   (182 words)

 Public Interactive Products
Public Interactive® is the premier provider of cost-efficient online applications, services and content for the public broadcasting industry.
Public Platform™: Our custom web site building and hosting product enables station staff from small to large stations to easily create and manage a dynamic web site with little to no prior technical knowledge required.
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www.publicinteractive.com /products.html   (473 words)

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