Meetings

November 14-15, 2016

Nov 14, 2016 to Nov 15, 2016
Board Meeting
Washington, DC

Day Two (November 15, 2016) cancelled.

Resolutions:

Resolution
Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously

BE IT RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

David J. Arroyo

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2014-2016

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the contributions to public media of David Arroyo. 

During his distinguished tenure on the Board, David served on the Audit and Finance Committee, the Broadcast Spectrum Committee, and the Corporate Governance Committee, providing wise counsel and valuable expertise. We thank him for his dedication and his work to advance CPB’s mission to the benefit of our nation.

We mark the end of his service on the Board of Directors with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously


RESOLVED,


That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Deep Appreciation for the Outstanding Contributions of


Bill Isler


President and CEO of The Fred Rogers Company and Tireless Champion for Children, Families and Learning through Public Media


The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary achievements of Mr. Isler on the occasion of his retirement.


Mr. Isler has devoted his entire career to children and public service, starting as a classroom teacher and administrator, then serving in the Pennsylvania Department of Education before joining the Fred Rogers Company in 1984. He worked side by side with Fred Rogers for nearly 20 years, assuming the role of CEO in 1987. He was the first Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College and currently serves on the Pittsburgh School Board.


Mr. Isler’s leadership transformed the company – literally from Family Communications Inc. to The Fred Rogers Company – while never losing sight of Fred Roger’s original vision to create a calm, safe place where all children could learn about themselves, about others, and about the world around them. He continued to produce the award-winning Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the longest running program on PBS, published books for children and adults, worked with partners to launch the Girls’ Math, Science and Technology Project and the Connecting Cops and Kids Project.


His good work helped Mr. Rogers’ legacy live on for new generations through new characters, new neighborhoods, new experiences and new shows such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood that use media as a powerful tool for all children to learn and thrive.


As Mr. Isler said, “Fred Rogers gave generations of children his honest self, and he showed all of us that the gift of our honest self to a child – or to an adult – is the greatest gift we can give."


Thank you Bill Isler for sharing your honest self with us and for enriching our lives and the lives of so many children with your caring, positive vision. Our neighborhood will miss you.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

Resolution
Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

 

Brent F. Nelsen

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2013-2016

 

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the contributions of Brent Nelsen. 

During his distinguished tenure on the Board, Brent Nelsen served on the Corporate Governance Committee and served as chair of the Broadcast Spectrum Committee. He worked to ensure that public television stations across the country are fully informed about the spectrum auction and to raise awareness among policymakers about the importance of preserving a free, over-the-air public television service to all communities.

We mark the end of his service on the Board of Directors with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

Resolution
Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

Jannette L. Dates

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2013-2016

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the contributions of Jan Dates.

During her distinguished tenure on the Board, Jan Dates served as chair of the Executive Compensation Committee, served on the Audit and Finance Committee, and served as a representative to the PBS Programming Services Committee.

Through her vision for all that public media can accomplish, she deepened our understanding of the importance of diversity in every respect and furthered CPB's mission to the benefit of our nation. 

We mark the end of her service on the Board of Directors with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family of

 

Allen Weatherly

Executive Director, AETN, 2001-2016
Member, Board of Directors, PBS, 2007-2013

We will long remember with gratitude Allen’s years of service in public broadcasting.

For 23 years, Allen led the Arkansas Educational Television Network and worked to preserve the history, culture and heritage of Arkansas, increase education services to the state; tell the stories of Arkansas’ World War II veterans through the "In Their Words” project; and produce award-winning programming.

Allen served on the board of directors of PBS, held leadership positions at the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and the Organization of State Broadcast Executives (OSBE), and contributed his expertise and wise counsel to two CPB Community Service Grant Policy Review Panels.    

We share the sorrow of Allen’s beloved Arkansas community and the public media family at his passing and extend our deepest sympathies to the Weatherly family.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

RESOLUTION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of
Gwen Ifill

Moderator and Managing Editor, Washington Week in Review, 1999-2016
Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour, 2013-2016

We will long remember with gratitude Gwen’s years of service in journalism and devotion to public broadcasting.

Gwen distinguished herself as one of the country’s most astute reporters and political commentators. In her 17 years on Washington Week in Review, she led robust roundtable discussions with award-winning journalists reporting and analyzing the major stories emanating from the nation’s capital. Among numerous career accomplishments, she won acclaim for her in-depth coverage of seven presidential campaigns and moderation of two vice presidential debates. In 2013, she and Judy Woodruff became the first all-female team to anchor a network TV news show.

We extend our condolences to Gwen’s family, friends and colleagues at PBS NewsHour, Washington Week, and WETA.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016

 

RESOLUTION

PUBLIC SESSION

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, DC

Monday, November 14, 2016

7 in favor, 2 absent

RESOLVED,

                       That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby adopts the FY 2017 Affirmative Action Plan for the Corporation as attached. 

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, DC
Monday, November 14, 2016


(8 in favor, 1 absent)

 

RESOLVED,


That the Board of Directors adopts the following revised board meeting dates and locations for calendar year 2017:

Date:   Location:
Tuesday, February 21 Telephonic
Monday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 4 Washington, D.C.
Monday, June 26 – Tuesday, June 27 TBD
Monday, September 11 – Tuesday, September 12 Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 2 – Tuesday, October 3 Washington, D.C.
Monday, November 13 – Tuesday, November 14 Washington, D.C.





 

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016