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Resolutions

RESOLUTION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

WASHINGTON, D.C.

August 3, 2023

unanimously

RESOLVED,

 

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting adopts the Goals and Objectives of the Corporation as attached.

Resolution Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2023

RESOLUTION

PUBLIC SESSION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

6 in favor, 2 absent

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors adopts the following board meeting dates and locations for the remainder of the calendar year 2023:

Date: Location:

Monday, October 16 – Tuesday, October 17 Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 11 – Tuesday, December 12 Southern California

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

 

RESOLUTION

PUBLIC SESSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

 

6 in favor, 2 absent

Resolved,

 

That the Board of Directors

of the

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences

to the Family, Friends, and Colleagues of

Newton Norman Minow

Visionary. Leader. Friend.

 

 We will long remember with gratitude Newton Minow, one of public broadcasting’s founding fathers.

As FCC chairman in 1961, Mr. Minow delivered his celebrated speech “Television and the Public Interest,” which described commercial television as a “vast wasteland,” and advocated for programming in the public interest. One of the most influential American speeches of all time, it led to the creation of CPB and the noncommercial, mission-focused public media system that continues to provide high-quality, educational content and fact-based news and information to the American people to this day.

As FCC Chairman, Mr. Minow advanced the passage of the All Channel Receiver Act, ensuring that new television sets would include a tuner to receive UHF channels, the portion of the spectrum to which most educational stations had been assigned. Mr. Minow was also a pioneer in the launch of communications satellites, which led to the global information revolution and the internet age.

An accomplished lawyer, Mr. Minow was devoted to strengthening the institutions of democracy and envisioned television as a medium for education, stimulation, and inspiration. He played a key role in establishing televised presidential debates. He served as board chair for public television station WTTW in his hometown Chicago, as it held its first membership drive and won its first Emmy Award. He later also served as chair of the PBS Board of Governors.

In 1982, CPB awarded Mr. Minow the distinguished public television Ralph Lowell Award for his outstanding individual contributions to public broadcasting. And in 2012, CPB awarded him the CPB Lifetime Achievement Award.

The CPB Board of Directors marks Newton Minow’s leadership, vision, and extraordinary service to public media and the American public with deep respect and appreciation and offers our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

 

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
June 21, 2023

6 in favor, 2 absent

 

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors

of the

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

 Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences

 to the Family and Friends of

Ron Hull

 

We will long remember with gratitude Ron’s formative vision and lasting contributions to public media in the United States.

Over a remarkable career that spanned nearly seven decades, Ron was a visionary leader who leaves a lasting legacy in public television -- in Nebraska, across the country, and around the world.

Ron participated in the creation of Nebraska Educational Television in the 1950s. A student of history and supporter of the arts, he brought the work of Mari Sandoz and Nebraska Poet Laureate John Neihardt, two renowned chroniclers of Native American culture and history, to public television. Through NET he also celebrated the work and legacy of writer Willa Cather, known for her novels of life in the Great Plains.

As the second Program Fund director for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Ron initiated the creation of PBS’s signature history series, "American Experience." He secured funding for “NOVA,” programming from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, brought Bill Moyers back to public television, and provided support that enabled Ken Burns to produce his landmark documentary “The Civil War.” Ron also supported the vision and work of the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, which became Vision Maker Media, and the other members of what is now known as the National Multicultural Alliance.

His keen intellect and passion for public broadcasting’s mission made him an inspiring leader.

We offer our deepest condolences to Ron’s family, friends, and former colleagues at Nebraska Public Media.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting accepts the Combined Financial Statements and Report of Independent Certified Public Accountants, and Combined Financial Statements, Independent Auditors’ Report, and Reports in Compliance with the Uniform Guidance for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Affiliate for September 30, 2022 and 2021.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors adopts the following revised board meeting schedule for the remainder of calendar year 2023:

Date Location
Monday, April 17 – Tuesday, April 18 Wed. April 19- Thurs. April 20 Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 22 Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 16 – Tuesday, October 17 (annual meeting) Washington, D.C.
Monday, December 11 – Tuesday, December 12 Washington, D.C.
Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

unanimously


RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby adopts the FY 2023 Affirmative Action Plan for the Corporation as attached.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors appoints the directors listed below to serve on the Corporate Governance Committee:

Corporate Governance
  • Laura Ross, Chair
  • Miriam Hellreich, Member
  • Tom Rothman, Member
Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

 

RESOLUTION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

WASHINGTON, D.C.

January 13, 2023

 

unanimously

 

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors appoints the directors listed below to serve on the Audit and Finance Committee:

 

Audit and Finance

Liz Sembler, Chair

Ruby Calvert, Member

Laura Ross, Member

 

 

 

Resolution Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2023