Aligning Public Service Media
in America: Setting the Vision

Aspen Institute Roundtable on Public Service Media
February 1-3, 2009, Santa Barbara, California

Contextualizing Public Broadcasting

Congressional Declaration of Policy in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967

Sec. 396 [47 U.S.C. 396]

Remarks of President Lyndon B. Johnson Upon Signing the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967

November 7, 1967. Text provided by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.

Discussion Paper: Systemwide Financial Analysis

CPB Sponsored Report on Public Television Finance. McKinsey & Company, June 4, 2003.

Having It All: How Public Radio Stations Can Provide Service and Live Within Their Means

A Report on the Financial Health of Public Radio Commissioned by CPB. Brody, Weiser & Burns, November 2004.

Digital Future Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Service Media in the Digital Age

A Report by the Digital Future Initiative Panel. James Barksdale and Reed Hunt, December 15, 2005.

“ideastream: the New Public Media,” The Meeting of Two Cultures: Public Broadcasting on the Threshold of the Digital Age

Carnegie Corporation of New York. M.J. Zuckerman, Summer 2008.

About ideastream

Excerpts from the ideastream website.

CPB Board Retreat on Digital Media

Summary of Proceedings, June 3-4, 2008.

Ofcom’s™ Second Public Service Broadcasting Review: Putting Viewers First

Excerpts from the Ofcom™ website

Visions for Public Media

“My Vision for PBS in the 21st Century,” The Meeting of Two Cultures: Public Broadcasting on the Threshold of the Digital Age

Carnegie Corporation of New York. Paula Kerger, Summer 2008.

Letter to Barack Obama regarding stimulus investment in public media

Patricia Harrison, Paula Kerger and Dennis Haarsager, January 2, 2009.

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.