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 Public Service Broadcasting
Public service broadcasting is based on the principles of universality of service, diversity of programming, provision for minority audiences including the disadvantaged, sustaining an informed electorate, and cultural and educational enrichment.
The roots of public service broadcasting are generally traced to documents prepared in support of the establishment of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) by Royal Charter on 1 January 1927.
Public service broadcasters were reassessing their missions and were building new alliances with book publishers, computer software manufacturers, and commercial production houses.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/publicservicb/publicserviceb.htm   (1366 words)

 Free Press : Put the Public Back in Public Broadcasting
Public broadcasting is again 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 to Americans.
Association of Public Television Station President John Lawson said of the House subcommittee cuts, “The action by the House subcommittee today shows a blatant disregard for the millions of Americans who voiced their support of public broadcasting to Congress last year.
While media technology has advanced in the 35 years since public broadcasting was created, one thing remains constant: the need for non-commercial, not-for-profit media, available free to the public with a mission to inform, educate, inspire and engage.
www.freepress.net /publicbroadcasting   (877 words)

 Tell Them Public Matters - What Cuts Put at Risk
Most local public television and radio station struggle to balance their budgets each year while continuing to provide their communities with a vibrant mix of national and local news, informational, educational and cultural programming.
Public broadcasters have developed strong educational partnerships with local schools, which count on the delivery of award-winning educational content, much of which can be used to meet the more stringent government curriculum standards.
While broadcasting has changed dramatically in the years since public broadcasting was created, one thing remains constant: the need for a nonprofit media enterprise, available free to the public with a mission to use media to inform, educate, inspire and engage.
www.tellthempublicmatters.org /what_cuts_risk.html   (462 words)

 Mass Media Course: Public Broadcasting
There is a clause in the 1967 public broadcasting law that expressly forbids government "direction, supervision, or control" of public broadcasting.
Subsequently, the U.S. Congress established and funded Public Broadcasting to "...encourage the growth and development of public broadcasting, including the use of radio and television for instructional, educational, and cultural purposes...." One of the mandates was also to be active in technological innovations.
It was authorized by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 to assist in the development of a nationwide public broadcasting system.
www.cybercollege.com /frtv/frtv027.htm   (1642 words)

 Arts Journal: Public Broadcasting Archive
TURNING THE SUPERTANKER: American public broadcaster PBS is "a system plagued by sagging ratings, aging members, and internal tension between a few major producers and far-flung member stations." New president Pat Mitchell is making changes and shaking things up, but that has stations and some longtime fans anxious.
AND: PBS AT 30: Public broadcaster is at a crossroads - what's the mission in a 500-channel world.
SAVING PUBLIC BROADCASTING: "Activists and citizen groups are crying out that public broadcasting in America has abandoned its Great Society-era foundations and is failing its Carnegie Commission mandate to present diverse perspectives.
www.artsjournal.com /issues/publicbroadcasting.htm   (2726 words)

 CIPB Public Broadcasting Trust
Consistent with the unique mission of public broadcasting, there would be a premium on public affairs and cutting edge artistic presentations in prime time.
New measures are needed to protect public service broadcasting from censorship by state and community-level politicians and to ensure that boards are truly diverse, have a clear sense of mission and recruit and reward station managers for measurable public service, rather than profit-making ventures.
Despite congressional sponsors, past proposals to establish a public broadcasting trust have been defeated by a combination of forces: a powerful National Association of Broadcasters, timid politicians not willing to confront commercial broadcasters or risk independent voices in the public arena, a divided public broadcasting community, and the narrow base of reform movements.
www.cipbonline.org /trustMain.htm   (1342 words)

 Statements of Public Broadcasters on House Subcommittee's Vote To Cut Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting by 23 ...
The funding primarily supports the journalism, programming, community outreach and educational efforts of more than 1000 local public television and radio stations across the country; the appropriation is distributed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The decision also threatens the very existence of nearly 200 stations in 43 states who are the sole broadcasters to remote, rural and minority communities that face an even greater challenge in connecting with the world.
Public broadcasting faced similar cuts last year when this Appropriations Subcommittee recommended cutting $223 million in federal funding.
www.npr.org /about/press/060607.congress.html   (752 words)

 Free Press : Put the Public Back in Public Broadcasting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
PBS, NPR and other public media have come under heavy fire from political hacks in the administration, Congress and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) who are unhappy with any media that question the White House line.
Town meetings are an opportunity for people to voice their hopes and expectations for public broadcasting and protect it from partisans like Tomlinson who seek to manipulate our media for political gain.
One message will resonate from town hall meetings: if public broadcasting is to be changed for the better, the process must be driven by the people — and not by the political whims of Beltway bureaucrats.
www.freepress.net /publicbroadcasting/=moveon   (1019 words)

 Public broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public broadcasting is a form of public service broadcasting (PSB) intended to serve the diverse needs of the listening public.
As it relates to broadcasting, this generally means a radio or television outlet which has some sort of public access, that is, most or much of the programming is created by members of the public which receives the programming.
Following World War II, when regional broadcasters had been merged into one national network by the Nazis to create a powerful means of propaganda, the Allies insisted on a de-centralized, independent structure for German public broadcasting and created regional public broadcasting agencies that, by and large, still exist today.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_broadcasting   (3447 words)

 AlterNet: Public Broadcasting Veers to the Right
It is deeply troubling to learn that public broadcasting has been subject to intense ideological pressure from conservatives.
Public broadcasting should not find itself in the crosshairs of a partisan firing squad.
At a time when Americans are finding it more and more difficult to get past the clutter and partisanship on commercial TV and radio to find truthful sources of information about their government, this ideological pressure may gag one of the few sources of independent, substantive news and commentary that Americans can count on.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=18831   (755 words)

 MPB - Radio - Main
Mississippi Public Broadcasting Radio is comprised of eight radio stations providing coverage to a majority of the state: Biloxi, WMAH 90.3; Booneville, WMAE 89.5; Bude, WMAU 88.9; Greenwood, WMAO,90.9; Jackson, WMPN 91.3; Meridian, WMAW 88.1; Mississippi State, WMAB 89.9, Ole Miss, WMAV 90.3.
Southern Remedy is a medical show produced by Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the University of Mississippi Medical Center that answers listeners questions with a decided Southern dialect.
Public Broadcasting Radio regularly records and airs musical concerts primarily symphony or classical music concerts on location throughout in the state as part of the "Mississippi Concert Hall" series.
www.etv.state.ms.us /radio/index.htm   (319 words)

 Current.org | The newspaper about public TV & radio in the U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
By adopting a standard radio industry method for estimating pubradio's weekly cumulative audience, NPR is overstating its cume by 3 to 4 million listeners, according to outside audience researchers.
The Washington Post Marc Fisher surveys his city's public radio offerings in the wake of news that a commercial classical station is likely to be sold and change format.
American Public Media has dropped Barbara Bogaev as co-host of Weekend America and is relocating some of the show's staffers to St. Paul, Minn., according to an internal memo posted at LA Observed.
www.current.org   (2430 words)

 Commentary: Give Public Broadcasting its Freedom—Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Public broadcasting in effect sets up a competing interest to legitimate commercial broadcasters, many of them with strong ties to local communities.
Public broadcasting’s violation of subsidiarity generates inefficiencies that its participation in the market would curb.
Criticisms that Public Broadcasting is "left-leaning" are completely unfounded, in my opinion they strive to provide a rather balanced approach to journalism, the fact that they have critics on the left as well as the right clearly demonstrates that fact!
www.acton.org /ppolicy/comment/article.php?id=173   (2057 words)

 Tell Them Public Matters — Ask Congress to Stop the Cuts to Public Broadcasting (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In so doing, the subcommittee reaffirmed support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s (CPB) two-year advanced funding and rejected the Administration's proposed rescissions of $50 million in FY 2007 and $53 million in FY 2008.
While we remain concerned about the resolution of the differing funding recommendations proposed by the House and Senate, public broadcasting is deeply thankful to the thousands of Americans, from all 50 states, who wrote to their Members of Congress demanding that funding for public broadcasting be restored.
Please take action today by letting your Representative know that inadequate funding levels for public broadcasting are unacceptable and asking your Senators to approve the Appropriations Committee’s recommendations on the Senate floor.
www.tellthempublicmatters.org.cob-web.org:8888   (405 words)

 Take Public Broadcasting Back
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.
I thought public television was supposed to be an alternative to commercial media, not a funder of it.
Tomlinson maintained he had not released the findings because public broadcasting is such a delicate institution he did not want to “damage public broadcasting’s image with controversy.” Where I come from in Texas, we shovel that kind of stuff every day.
www.commondreams.org /views05/0516-34.htm   (6690 words)

 Prairie Public.Org: About: History
Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Prairie Public Broadcasting is a non-profit organization and community licensee that provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to North Dakota.
With the persistent persuasion of educators, broadcasters, and public television members, state funding and support for public television is finally acquired, allowing public television to expand beyond the Red River Valley.
At Prairie Public, the '90s are a decade of innovation and of an exploration of new, alternative channels of programming.
www.prairiepublic.org /corporate/history/index.html   (337 words)

 Penn State Public Broadcasting: Welcome Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After an extensive national search, Penn State Public Broadcasting is pleased to welcome Ted Krichels as the new assistant vice president for outreach and general manager.
Ted comes to Penn State Public Broadcasting with more than 20 years experience in public television, most recently as president and general manager of KBDI-TV of Denver, Colorado, since 1984.
Penn State Public Broadcasting is embracing the greatest set of challenges in its history, challenges which will take us to the forefront as a provider of public service, educational programming, and outreach.
www.outreach.psu.edu /welcome/PB_welcome.html   (575 words)

 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Invests Nearly $2 Million to Usher in Public Service Radio for New Media Age (via ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Public Interactive President, Tom Lix, said "This is a courageous and forward-thinking investment on the part of CPB.
The Corporation is public broadcasting's largest single source of funds for public television and radio program development and production.
Public Interactive, Inc., is an award-winning content development and on-line network for public broadcasting.
www.npr.org.cob-web.org:8888 /about/press/000403.cpb.html   (757 words)

 Administration Cuts Threaten Future of Public Broadcasting
In now renewing the attack on public broadcasting, the Administration is saying the opinions of the American people do not matter.”
With this tactic, the Administration may be laying the foundation for the elimination of all federal funding for public broadcasting.” The Administration declined to recommend advance funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides grants for local station operations and national programming.
PTFP is essential, as this program is an investment in public broadcasting stations’ physical capital, enabling them to deliver expanded programming and services tailored to the needs of local communities.”
www.apts.org /news/budget07.cfm   (559 words)

 Corporation for Public Broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private non-profit corporation which is chartered and funded by the United States Federal Government to promote public broadcasting.
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.
According to the Public Broadcasting Act, the White House cannot appoint persons of the same political party to more than 5 of the 9 CPB board seats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Corporation_for_Public_Broadcasting   (903 words)

 Public Interactive Home
Public Interactive has partnered with a vast cross section of public radio and television stations, as well as program producers to ensure that it meets the needs of public broadcasting community.
Through Public Action, stations and program producers will be able to cultivate extensive, interactive online communities based around their programming by starting online conversations around online content.
The mission of Public Interactive® is to support and facilitate the on-line initiatives of local, community-based public broadcasting stations.
www.publicinteractive.com   (636 words)

 PBCore Metadata: Welcome
The PBCore (Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary) was created by the public broadcasting community in the United States of America for use by public broadcasters and related communities.
The need for a shared descriptive language for public broadcasters was underscored in the results of the test implementations, as well as the March 2004 Request for Comments.
Test participants affirmed the belief that their organizations and public broadcasting need PBCore to be widely available and in use by a majority of broadcasters.
www.utah.edu /cpbmetadata   (1460 words)

 NPR : National Public Radio : News, Arts, World, US.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 38th president lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda, a particularly fitting tribute for a man who spent most of his career in public service as a congressman from Michigan.
Vice President Cheney and others eulogized President Ford Saturday night; members of the general public are paying their respects Sunday.
As a public service, Five for Friday proudly presents its first annual roundup of weird, wild and altogether wonderful lists.
www.npr.com   (756 words)

 CPB: Jobs in Public Broadcasting
Corporation For Public Broadcasting funds your local station and diverse programming that informs, educates, and inspires.
CPB is not responsible for the accuracy of the information in the job announcements or for any aspect of the hiring process for non-CPB job announcements in the Jobline.
The CPB Jobline is intended for organizations in public broadcasting and affiliates to submit job listings pertaining to public broadcasting only.
www.cpb.org /jobline   (103 words)

 MoveOn.org Civic Action: Save NPR and PBS (again)
For petitions and surveys you've signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information—for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to the President and legislators, other targets, or to the press.
Under circumstances where we determine that members may be misusing our systems for malicious purposes (for example, using the numbers we provide to make harassing phone calls), such activities may be reported to law enforcement agencies.
These messages are sent in your name, with your e-mail address as the return address and your full name and contact information is provided as part of the submission.
www.moveon.org /publicbroadcasting   (522 words)

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