Appreciation

RESOLUTION
Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Washington, D.C.
Monday, April 27, 2020

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

The Public Broadcasting Caucus

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would like to recognize the Congressional Public Broadcasting Caucus for its support of public media and the extraordinary leadership of its Co-Chairs, Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, Fred Upton, John Yarmuth and Mark Amodei.

Since its establishment in April 2001, the Public Broadcasting Caucus has dedicated itself to promoting a strong and financially secure, universal, educational, noncommercial broadcasting service for every American.

With the Public Broadcasting Caucus’s support, public broadcasting stations nationwide are able to provide their communities and the entire country news and information, educational and cultural programs, and services that focus on the needs of underserved audiences – including children, minorities, and low-income Americans.

The Caucus recognizes that public media is the only service that reaches more than 99 percent of Americans free of charge and commercial free.

In this time of crisis, CPB is deeply grateful for the continuing support provided by Congress for public media’s vital content and services and the essential role of the Public Broadcasting Caucus in ensuring that support.

CPB is proud to work in partnership with the Public Broadcasting Caucus as we look forward to a vibrant future of continued service to the American people.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2020

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

7 in favor, 1 absent

 

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

Howard Husock

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2013-2018
Chair, Ombudsman Task Force, 2014

 

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes Howard Husock’s contributions to public broadcasting. 

During his years of service on the CPB Board, Howard Husock has worked to strengthen public media’s local journalism endeavors and to examine how best to carry out the public media mission.

We thank him for his service on the Board.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

RESOLUTION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, December 3, 2018

7 in favor, 1 absent

 

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

Lori Gilbert

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2008-2012; 2013-2018

Vice Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2014-2016

Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2016-2018

 

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes Lori Gilbert’s contributions to public media. 

During her years of distinguished service on the CPB Board, she has championed public media journalism, brought attention to the importance of public media in rural communities, and supported CPB’s work to encourage innovation and diversity in public media. 

Lori Gilbert has been a passionate advocate for public media and an invaluable colleague. We mark the end of her service on the CPB Board with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, December 3, 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
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, November 13, 2017

Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Honors the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967

 

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on November 7, 1967, and the accomplishments of public media since the enactment of this legislation with respect and gratitude.  

The Act ushered in a new era of independent, non-commercial media dedicated to public service, education and, in the words of President Johnson, “satisfying America’s appetite for excellence.”

Public media reaches small towns, rural and urban communities serving 99 percent of Americans free of charge with unique, high-quality programming, trusted information and educational content, over-the-air and online.

Public media fosters a well-informed citizenry by providing trusted local, regional, national, and international news and public affairs programming, as well as educational, historical and cultural content that is greatly valued by the American people.

Public television’s early education programming is unparalleled, has been shown by independent researchers to improve children’s learning and is consistently regarded as “most trusted” by parents, caregivers and educators.

Public broadcasting has been at the forefront reaching unserved and underserved communities, including those with disabilities, was the first to offer closed captioning and Descriptive Video Service, and pioneered accessible radio technology for live-captioned and Braille radio programs.

Through initiatives such as American Graduate and Veterans Coming Home, public media stations have successfully forged partnerships with local organizations to address important issues in their communities and across the nation.

Public media stations serve a vital role in times of emergency, partnering with public safety officials, law enforcement, schools, businesses, and others to provide real-time support and often serving as their states’ primary Emergency Alert System hub.

The Act created CPB, which serves as the linchpin of a unique public-private partnership that today sustains nearly 1,500 local public television and radio stations across the country and the creation of vital content and services.

It has been CPB’s responsibility and privilege to foster the advancement of the public media system, serve as the steward of the federal government’s investment in public media, promote innovation, collaboration and efficiency, and support content that educates, enlightens, and informs.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED

We, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, recognize the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, and strongly affirm the importance of a vibrant public media system to educate, inform and enrich the lives of all Americans.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 13, 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

Resolution
Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously

BE IT RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

David J. Arroyo

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2014-2016

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the contributions to public media of David Arroyo. 

During his distinguished tenure on the Board, David served on the Audit and Finance Committee, the Broadcast Spectrum Committee, and the Corporate Governance Committee, providing wise counsel and valuable expertise. We thank him for his dedication and his work to advance CPB’s mission to the benefit of our nation.

We mark the end of his service on the Board of Directors with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

Resolution
Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

 

Brent F. Nelsen

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2013-2016

 

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the contributions of Brent Nelsen. 

During his distinguished tenure on the Board, Brent Nelsen served on the Corporate Governance Committee and served as chair of the Broadcast Spectrum Committee. He worked to ensure that public television stations across the country are fully informed about the spectrum auction and to raise awareness among policymakers about the importance of preserving a free, over-the-air public television service to all communities.

We mark the end of his service on the Board of Directors with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

Resolution
Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

Jannette L. Dates

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2013-2016

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the contributions of Jan Dates.

During her distinguished tenure on the Board, Jan Dates served as chair of the Executive Compensation Committee, served on the Audit and Finance Committee, and served as a representative to the PBS Programming Services Committee.

Through her vision for all that public media can accomplish, she deepened our understanding of the importance of diversity in every respect and furthered CPB's mission to the benefit of our nation. 

We mark the end of her service on the Board of Directors with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016