November 20, 1990 |
The long-running children's series "Wonderworks" and "Newton's Apple" have failed to receive PBS funding for fiscal year 1991, meaning they will leave the noncommercial network in December, 1991.
November 6, 2001 |
With the slowing economy affecting corporate underwriting, the Public Broadcasting Service trimmed its staff by more than 10%, or about 59 positions, its second round of cost-cutting in the past year. The cuts, to be made through a combination of 27 layoffs and the rest in unfilled positions, follow a 9% staffing reduction, or 60 positions, in March, and will bring PBS' total number of employees to just over 500.
June 8, 2006 |
PUBLIC television and radio broadcasters are preparing themselves for another difficult budget season after a key House Appropriations subcommittee voted Wednesday to cut $115 million from station operations, system upgrades and grants for children's programs such as "Reading Rainbow" and "Sesame Street."
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July 18, 1995
After months of maneuvering, the short-run fate of public broadcasting should be clearer Thursday. The House Appropriations Committee will vote then on funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the outlook for the agency is better than at any other time this year. That is thanks to John Porter, an Illinois Republican, and Californian Frank Riggs, a Republican from Ukiah. In subcommittee action they bucked GOP threats to zero out the funding, joining with five Democrats.
January 20, 1992 |
Claiming that public television has a liberal bias, Senate Republican leaders have placed a "hold" on a bill to authorize funding for the Corp. for Public Broadcasting. The move, a delaying tactic that prevents a bill from being discussed, was put on the legislation at the behest of Republican senators, according to a senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R--Kan.).
July 25, 1990 |
Top executives at the Public Broadcasting Service on Tuesday entered the fray over the "indecency oath" that Congress has imposed on recipients of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, saying that PBS would "fully support" any producer who refused to sign such an oath. "I would be very surprised if our producers would sign that," Neil Mahrer, PBS executive vice president and chief operating officer, told a news conference at the Century Plaza hotel.
October 21, 1989 |
Jennifer Lawson, the new programming chief of the Public Broadcasting Service, said Friday that she aims "to rethink public television for a new generation of viewers" and provide programs that more accurately reflect the multicultural diversity of the country.
February 5, 2003 |
Public broadcasters are gearing up to fight President Bush's proposed 2004 budget appropriations for public broadcasting, which executives said in a statement would "seriously compromise our ability to deliver the services we are required by law to provide to the American people." Sent to Capitol Hill on Monday, the budget proposal includes a slight increase in general funding but eliminates extra funds for converting stations to digital transmission.
January 15, 2003 |
Pat Mitchell has reached a tentative deal to remain at the helm of the Public Broadcasting Service for another three years. Her new contract, for which she is in final discussions with the PBS board, follows a sometimes controversial three-year stint in which she quickly immersed herself in the thorny problems confronting PBS at a time of intense competition and restricted funds.
January 16, 2001 |
It seems a natural fit, but the nation's two main public broadcasting entities, National Public Radio and television's Public Broadcasting Service, have only rarely collaborated. Now, under an initiative announced Monday by PBS President Pat Mitchell, the two will join forces on Web programming, e-commerce and cross-promotion to their seemingly like-minded audiences.