Meetings

May 7, 2018

May 07, 2018
Board Meeting
New Orleans, LA

Resolutions:

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Monday, May 7, 2018

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

Resolved,

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

Lawrence K. Grossman

PBS President, 1976-1982

 

We will long remember with gratitude that in his distinguished career as a television executive, Mr. Grossman made an indelible impact on public television.

Mr. Grossman was named president of PBS in 1976. During his eight-year tenure there,

he strengthened PBS’s national presence through a core schedule and improved cultural

and news programming. He brought to public media programs such as “Live From Lincoln Center” and concerts from the White House and the Kennedy Center. He led efforts that launched “FRONTLINE” and expanded “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” to a full hour in 1983, making it the first hour-long nightly newscast on any network.

A courageous programmer, Mr. Grossman refused to bow to political pressure, authorizing a 13-part series on the history of the Vietnam War and the broadcast of “Death of a Princess,” a documentary based on a true story about a Saudi princess who had been publicly executed for adultery. His courage gave gravitas to both PBS and public media. In appreciation for his work, CPB awarded Mr. Grossman the 1984 Ralph Lowell Award, public television’s highest honor.  

We share the sorrow of Mr. Grossman’s passing with the public media family and extend our deepest sympathies to the Grossman family.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Monday, May 7, 2018

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

Resolved,

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

Chalmers H. (“Chuck”) Marquis Jr.
 

We will long remember with gratitude Mr. Marquis’s years of service in public broadcasting as a one of the system’s founding visionaries and its legendary advocate, known as “Public Television’s Voice on Capitol Hill.”

Mr. Marquis served as director of programming for WTTW in the early 1960s, leading the Chicago station to become the largest public broadcaster in the United States. In 1965, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he became public television’s most effective advocate at the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, then at PBS and finally as Congressional liaison for the National Association of Public Television Stations and the Children’s Television Workshop. In these roles, he helped to create the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Mr. Marquis worked to expand educational television to school classrooms across the country and to secure federal support for such landmark children’s programming as “Sesame Street” and “3-2-1 Contact.” In gratitude for his work, CPB awarded Mr. Marquis the 1992 Ralph Lowell Award, public television’s highest honor.

We share the sorrow of Mr. Marquis’s passing with the public media family and extend our deepest sympathies to the Marquis family.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Monday, May 7, 2018

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

Resolved,

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

Malcolm Brett

​Director of Broadcast and Media Innovations of University of Wisconsin-Extension

 

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

As director of broadcast and media innovations of University of Wisconsin-Extension, Malcolm has overseen Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio, keeping “The Wisconsin Idea” — that knowledge and education should be freely shared among all citizens — at the core of public media’s mission statewide.

Over his 35-year career with the Wisconsin public media system, Malcolm served in many important roles, including development director of Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and executive director of Friends of WPT. During his tenure, WPT provided extraordinary content and engagement services for and about military veterans, including the groundbreaking “LZ Lambeau” and led the CPB-supported Veterans Coming Home initiative.

Malcolm is greatly respected across public media for his expertise and leadership. With his encyclopedic knowledge and collaborative spirit of service, Malcolm has been a much-sought-after and valued member of many regional and national public broadcasting organizations, including the University Licensee Association and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Malcolm promoted and informed new community engagement practices among stations through his leadership of the CPB-supported National Center for Outreach and the National Center for Media Engagement. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations including American Public Television, the Affinity Group Coalition, and PBS, for which he served as vice chair. He has generously shared his knowledge and wisdom with CPB and the public media system through service on CPB’s Television Community Service Grant review panels and briefings at industry gatherings.

We mark the end of his distinguished service to the University of Wisconsin, to the people of Wisconsin, and to public media with respect, admiration and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018