Resolutions

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, July 16, 2018
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 2022 and the public broadcasting interconnection system for FY 2020; 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 2022 and interconnection system budget request for FY 2020 to OMB.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, July 16, 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

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 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
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Friday, March 2, 2018

unanimously

 

RESOLVED,

            That the Board of Directors adopts the following revised meeting schedule for the remainder of calendar year 2018:

Date Location
Monday, May 7 (time TBD)   New Orleans, LA
Monday, July 16 – Tuesday, July 17 Washington, D.C
Monday, October 15 – Tuesday, October 16 
(annual meeting)
Washington, D.C.
Monday, December 3 – Tuesday, December 4    Washington, D.C.  

  

Resolution Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Friday, March 2, 2018

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting accepts the Combined Financial Statements, Independent Auditors’ Report, and Reports in Compliance with the Uniform Guidance (previously referred to as OMB Circular A-133) for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Affiliate for September 30, 2017 and 2016.

 

Resolution Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Friday, March 2, 2018

unanimously

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of
Jacquie Jones
Writer, Director, Producer, and Mentor
Two-Time Peabody Award Winning Producer, WGBH, 1995-1999
Executive Director, National Black Programming Consortium, 2005-2014

We will long remember with gratitude Jacquie’s years of service in public broadcasting as a compassionate and visionary writer, director, producer, and leader.

As a producer at WGBH from 1995-1999, Jacquie produced the Peabody Award-winning “Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery.”

From 2005-2014, Jacquie led the National Black Programming Consortium (now Black Public Media), expanding its focus from public television to digital media, including through the establishment of the Katrina Project, an online digital media project documenting the 2005 hurricanes; the New Media Institute, which trained more than 500 professionals in using digital and web tools; and Public Media Corps, which connected minority and low-income communities with broadband public media resources and social media tools.

As part of public media’s American Graduate initiative focusing on helping young people succeed in school and in life, Jacquie directed and produced the Peabody and Gracie Award-winning “180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School” in 2013 and “180 Days: Hartsville” in 2015.

We share the sorrow of Jacquie’s public media family at her passing and extend our deepest sympathies to her family.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Friday, March 2, 2018

 unanimously

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of
Daniel K. Miller
Inaugural Daniel K. Miller PBS Station Leadership Award winner, 2016
Executive Director and General Manager of Iowa Public Television, 2002-2013
Director of Programming and Production, Iowa Public Television 1984-2002
Senior Producer for Public Affairs Programming, Iowa Public Television, 1977-1984
Producer - Reporter, Iowa Public Television, 1975-1977

We will long remember with gratitude Dan’s years of service in public broadcasting as a compassionate and visionary producer, programmer and leader.  

In his 37 years Iowa Public Television, Dan built a legacy of editorial integrity, credibility and of public trust in the nine-station statewide network. He won numerous regional and national broadcast journalism awards and served on various boards and committees for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, WGBH-TV, the BBC, and other public television organizations.

Under his leadership from 2002-2013, IPTV tripled its broadcast offerings and secured a national reputation for excellence, despite challenging budget circumstances and a rapidly changing media landscape. Dan guided the statewide network through the digital television transition and new content delivery systems, increased viewership and established previously unmatched coverage of Iowa. He guided creation of IPTV’s Learns, a statewide service that incorporates children’s programs during the mornings and evenings and how-to shows during the day.

In 2004, Dan warmly welcomed the CPB Board of Directors to Iowa for a CPB Board meeting.

In August 2016, PBS named him the inaugural winner of the Daniel K. Miller PBS Station Leadership Award to celebrate excellence in leadership at local stations and highlight those who strengthen and ensure the future of public media.

Dan also had a deep commitment to provide families and children with high quality children’s educational content and resources through the Ready To Learn program and was a tireless advocate for its funding.

We share the sorrow of Dan’s public media family in Iowa and across the country at his passing and extend our deepest sympathies to the Miller family.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Resolution
Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

WASHINGTON, D.C.

unanimously

 

RESOLVED,

 

That the Board of Directors adopts the following revised meeting schedule for the calendar year 2018:

 

              Date:                                                                                                       Location:

 

Monday, February 12

Friday, March 2 (12:30 – 3:00 pm ET)                                                Telephonic                             

 

Monday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 4                                                       

Monday, April 23 – Tuesday, April 24                                                Washington, D.C.

 

Monday, June 11 – Tuesday, June 12                                                 Washington, D.C.      

 

Monday, October 15 – Tuesday, October 16                                     Washington, D.C.

(Annual Meeting)

 

Monday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 13                             Washington, D.C.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, February 2, 2018