Meetings

July 8, 2020

Jul 08, 2020
Telephonic Board Meeting

Resolutions:

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTOR
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

7 in favor; 1 opposed

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors adopts the following revised board meeting schedule for the remainder of calendar year 2020:

 Location:

Date: Location:
Tuesday, October 13 – Wednesday, October 14 (annual meeting) Virtual
Wednesday, December 2 – Thursday, December 3 Virtual
Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

unanimously

RESOLVED,

The Board of Directors adopts the attached Goals and Objectives.

As Adopted July 8, 2020

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

  1. CONTENT AND SERVICES

    GOAL: Promote an educated, informed and diverse civil society by supporting high-quality engaging content and services created, developed, executed by diverse talent at all levels and capacities, and delivered across multiple platforms. To achieve this Goal, CPB will pursue the following objectives:

    1. Support the development and distribution of high-quality, noncommercial content and services with particular attention to the needs and interests of children, core publicmedia communities, diverse audiences, and unserved and underserved communities and the public generally.

    2. Strengthen stations' role as essential local and regional institutions and content providers. Support initiatives that enable stations to respond to and reflect the diversity of their communities through their content, personnel and boards.

    3. Facilitate the development and distribution of high-quality content, including news and information, that is accurate, fair, balanced, objective, transparent, and produced in a manner that is consistent with editorial integrity by all involved. Support efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion in public media newsrooms. Make such newsrooms accessible to the public on a reasonable basis.

    4. Provide parents, caregivers, teachers and students with diverse high-quality educational content and services that advances learning in all settings. Support efforts to build education partnerships at local and state levels.

    5. Facilitate the development of content created for and delivered across multimedia platforms by new diverse talent. Consider making the such newsrooms these newsrooms accessible to the public on a reasonable basis.

  2. INNOVATION

    GOAL: Strengthen the quality of public media's content and services, and deepen the engagement with audiences and users, by supporting innovative projects.

    To achieve this Goal, CPB will pursue the following objectives:

    1. Support the efforts of public media stations and producers to use multimedia platforms to serve and engage audiences diverse in age, gender, race, and ethnicity wherever, whenever and however they use, share and create media.

    2. Support public media efforts to develop strategies and seek to develop strategies to anticipate and respond to the rapidly changing ways in which people are using media.

    3. Advance public media's role in providing emergency alerts by strengthening local and national partnerships and in seeking improved methods of delivering such information.

  3. SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC MEDIA

    GOAL: Strengthen the quality of public media's content and services by supporting strong public media entities that are vital to and reflective of the people they serve.

    To achieve this Goal, CPB will pursue the following objectives:

    1. Promote and support collaborations and consolidations to increase capacity to provide essential and diverse service.

    2. Foster a public media workforce that includes the diverse backgrounds, talents and experiences of the American people.

    3. Support initiatives and projects that extend the reach of public media to new and more diverse users and creators of content.

    4. Work with public media organizations to increase and measure the impact of the services they provide as well as the awareness of the vital role that public media plays in helping communities address important local issues.

    5. Support efforts to strengthening community engagement with diverse organizations and institutions.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

unanimously

WHEREAS,

CPB management has developed a request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an advance appropriation in support of the public broadcasting system for FY 2024 and the public broadcasting interconnection system for FY 2022; and

WHEREAS,

The Board of Directors has been briefed on CPB's proposed request, and CPB management has consulted with public broadcasting system members to ensure a broad spectrum of system needs for providing service was considered; and

WHEREAS,

CPB seeks to comply with the confidentiality of the OMB annual budget process by not releasing its budget request figures publicly until the President has delivered his budget request to Congress.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

The Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to submit CPB's general budget request for FY 2024 and interconnection system budget request for FY 2022 to OMB.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

unanimously

RESOLVED,
That the Board of Directors hereby approves the attached FY 2021 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.

SOLVED,
Consistent with the authority delegated above, in the event of federal budget action that affects CPB's FY 2021 appropriation, the President and Chief Executive Officer may adjust the overall budget to comply with such action.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020