September 29, 1999
* Award-winning broadcaster Frank Cruz on Tuesday was elected chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Washington-based nonprofit group that funds the programming and operations of public radio and television stations nationwide. The election of Cruz reflects the organization's emphasis on diversity, one of the CPB's top three budget and policy priorities in the coming year. The CPB has appropriated $7 million of its $300-million budget toward diversity programming.
March 24, 2004 |
Perennially cash-strapped public television producers and filmmakers would ordinarily be thrilled that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recently unveiled a long-awaited initiative to fund $20 million worth of documentaries on post-Sept. 11 terrorist attack themes. Instead, a recent forum in New York where the organization's executives explained more precisely what kinds of programs they are seeking for "America at a Crossroads" turned into a shouting and name-calling session.
June 21, 2005 |
Bowing to calls to delay the selection of a new president amid concern that the leading candidate was too partisan, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting agreed Monday to wait until Wednesday to choose a new chief executive. Public broadcasting stations and a group of Democrats on Capitol Hill had pressed Kenneth Y.
July 11, 2002 |
Public broadcasters asked Capitol Hill for half a billion dollars Wednesday to help it meet a government-mandated transition to digital technology. But rather than commitments of financial support, organizations such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio got an earful from Republican lawmakers about the perceived liberal bias of their programming.
June 14, 2006 |
The House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to restore $20 million of proposed cuts in federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides money to local public television and radio stations. The Bush administration originally proposed to cut about 37% of the federal funding for public broadcasting, and a subcommittee last week proposed a cut of $115 million, or 23%. A net cut of $95 million, if passed by the House and the Senate, would go into effect Oct. 1.
February 9, 2007 |
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Barksdale Reading Institute have pledged a combined $11 million to fund the PBS Kids' series "Between the Lions," a learn-to-read program with high success rates in poor, rural communities. Several university studies have shown increases in literacy skills among children who watched the program at schools in Kansas, Mississippi and New Mexico.
November 19, 2005 |
The inspector general of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is launching an investigation into whether public television and radio stations around the country inappropriately used federal funds to lobby against threatened budget cuts this summer. Kenneth A.
April 7, 1993 |
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which last year drew congressional ire for allegedly funding a public-TV show on gay life, is under fire by one of its own directors--this time for supporting a Los Angeles radio station that he says has aired racist and anti-Semitic programs. Vic Gold, a Washington author who serves on the nine-member CPB board, said he wants the powerful corporation to withdraw about $175,000 in annual financial support it gives Los Angeles' KPFK-FM (90.
May 16, 1992 |
Senate Republicans, upset with what they claim is a liberal bias in public broadcasting, are close to forcing Democrats to accept amendments and compromise wording in a bill to fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for 1994 through 1996, according to sources on both sides. Among the changes expected in the $1.