What is the difference between CPB, PBS & NPR?


  • Private corporation created by the federal government.
  • Does not produce or distribute programs.
  • Funded by the federal government.
  • Learn more about CPB


  • Private, non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by member stations.
  • Distributes programming to 348 public television stations across the country.
  • Funded by CPB and member stations.
  • www.pbs.org


  • Private, non-profit media enterprise.
  • Produces and distributes programs.
  • Funded by member stations.
  • www.npr.org

About CPB

CPB promotes the growth and development of public media in communities throughout America.

Programs & Projects

CPB awards grants to stations and independent producers to create programs and services.