Meetings

October 2-3, 2017

Oct 02, 2017 to Oct 03, 2017
Annual Board Meeting
Washington, DC

Resolutions:

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

(4 in favor, 1 abstention, 1 absent)

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors establishes the following committees and appoints the directors as listed below to serve on these committees:

Audit and Finance                  Corporate Governance           Executive Compensation

Bruce Ramer, Chair                  Patty Cahill, Chair                       Judy Davenport, Chair

Patty Cahill                                 Judy Davenport                          Bruce Ramer

Liz Sembler                                Lori Gilbert                                  Liz Sembler                

Liz Sembler serves as the Board’s representative to the PBS Programming Services Committee.

 

 

 

 

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, DC
Monday, October 2, 2017

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors adopts the following board meeting dates and locations for calendar year 2018:

                                                                       

Date: Location:
Monday, February 12  Telephonic
Monday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 10 Washington, D.C.
Monday, June 11 – Tuesday, June 12 Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 15 – Tuesday, October 16
(annual meeting)
Washington, D.C.
Monday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 13 Washington, D.C.

 

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

RESOLUTION

PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, DC
Monday, October 2, 2017

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

 

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors hereby approves the attached FY 2018 Operating Budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

RESOLVED,

The President and Chief Executive Officer may, from time to time, make reallocations in the line items of the budget not to exceed ten (10) percent of any line item, provided that such changes are consistent with statutory allocations contained in the Public Broadcasting Act and further provided that the Board is informed sufficiently in advance of such reallocations through reports from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to enable comments or questions if any.

FURTHER RESOLVED,

Consistent with the authority delegated above, in the event of federal budget action that affects CPB’s FY 2018 appropriation, the President and Chief Executive Officer may adjust the overall budget to comply with such action.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

Resolved,


That the Board of Directors

of the

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Expresses condolences

to the families and friends of the victims of the senseless shooting

in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017.

The first responders and our public media colleagues also have our support and respect as they serve their community in this tragic situation. All of them are in our thoughts and prayers and have our deepest sympathies. It is a heartbreaking day for Nevada and for our country. With love and resolve we are confident the community and our country can move forward together.

 

Resolution Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, October 2, 2017

(5 in favor, 1 absent)


RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Deep Appreciation and Recognition of

Wisconsin Public Radio
and
Wisconsin Public Television

​for their leadership in industry practice and for sustained excellence in conceiving, developing, growing and stewarding a leading public broadcasting service for 100 years.

 

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of voice broadcasts by 9XM, the experimental broadcast station licensed to the University of Wisconsin. The inauguration of these voice broadcasts is recognized as the earliest public broadcasting service in the country.

9XM grew to become WHA Radio, the flagship station of Wisconsin Public Radio, a 36-station network that serves the entire state. “The Wisconsin Idea” is at the heart of today’s Wisconsin public media’s mission — holding that knowledge and education should be freely shared among all citizens. Since its outset, Wisconsin Public Radio and Television have extended the learning resources and expertise of the University of Wisconsin, so that all may take full and equal advantage of civic and economic opportunity, make broad and deep social connections and strengthen our democracy.

Over the course of 100 years, Wisconsin Public Radio and Television effectively pursued their early vision and commitment to innovation starting with the first regularly scheduled broadcasts in public radio history: weather reports that were vital sources of information for Wisconsin’s farming communities. Additional milestones were 9XM’s Let’s Sing and University of the Air, and one of Wisconsin Public Television’s earliest children’s programs, The Friendly Giant

Later milestones included Pretty Soon Runs Out, a documentary about barriers to equal housing in Milwaukee in the 1960s, which garnered public television’s first national Emmy Award. More recently, Wisconsin Public Television has been providing extraordinary content and engagement services for and about military veterans, including the groundbreaking “LZ Lambeau” and serving as the lead station in the CPB-supported Veterans Coming Home initiative.

Wisconsin Public Broadcasting has been a leader in public media in the area of editorial integrity, conceiving the Wingspread Conference of 1984 that established public broadcasting’s Principles of Editorial Integrity and continued through the CPB-supported Principles of Editorial Integrity project. 

We mark the 100th anniversary of 9XM’s first broadcasts and the service and excellence of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television with respect, admiration and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, October 2, 2017

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

RESOLVED,


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


Wilbur “Skip” Hinton


President of the National Educational Telecommunications Association

 

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions to public media of Mr. Skip Hinton on the occasion of his retirement.

Mr. Hinton has devoted his life to public broadcasting in a career that stretches back to the earliest days of public television. As a production manager for the Montgomery Public Television in Alabama, he drove his station wagon to deliver tapes to stations, the earliest precursor to today’s satellite interconnection system. Among his most memorable journeys was presenting a 33-minute screening reel for a new series called “Sesame Street” at children’s centers throughout Alabama.

In his long and distinguished career, Mr. Hinton served as executive director of University Television Services at the University of Alabama College of Communication and general manager of Alabama Public Television. He designed and implemented Alabama Public Television’s first news and public affairs productions and helped organize the 1984 Wingspread Conference on Editorial Integrity in Public Media, which created the first editorial guidelines for the public media system. Mr. Hinton then became the president of the National Educational Telecommunications Association and has served in that position for nearly 29 years.

With his encyclopedic knowledge of public broadcasting and a collaborative spirit of service, Mr. Hinton served on many boards and committees at local, regional and national levels, including the National Forum for Public Broadcasting Executives, the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives and the Affinity Group Coalition.

Mr. Hinton is greatly respected by his public media colleagues for his expertise and leadership as well as his kindness, especially toward newcomers to public broadcasting.

We mark the end of his distinguished service to NETA with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017