Appreciation

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

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
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 for the Outstanding Contributions of


Bill Isler


President and CEO of The Fred Rogers Company and Tireless Champion for Children, Families and Learning through Public Media


The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary achievements of Mr. Isler on the occasion of his retirement.


Mr. Isler has devoted his entire career to children and public service, starting as a classroom teacher and administrator, then serving in the Pennsylvania Department of Education before joining the Fred Rogers Company in 1984. He worked side by side with Fred Rogers for nearly 20 years, assuming the role of CEO in 1987. He was the first Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College and currently serves on the Pittsburgh School Board.


Mr. Isler’s leadership transformed the company – literally from Family Communications Inc. to The Fred Rogers Company – while never losing sight of Fred Roger’s original vision to create a calm, safe place where all children could learn about themselves, about others, and about the world around them. He continued to produce the award-winning Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the longest running program on PBS, published books for children and adults, worked with partners to launch the Girls’ Math, Science and Technology Project and the Connecting Cops and Kids Project.


His good work helped Mr. Rogers’ legacy live on for new generations through new characters, new neighborhoods, new experiences and new shows such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood that use media as a powerful tool for all children to learn and thrive.


As Mr. Isler said, “Fred Rogers gave generations of children his honest self, and he showed all of us that the gift of our honest self to a child – or to an adult – is the greatest gift we can give."


Thank you Bill Isler for sharing your honest self with us and for enriching our lives and the lives of so many children with your caring, positive vision. Our neighborhood will miss you.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

unanimously


RESOLVED,


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


WCTE-TV President and CEO Becky Magura
WCTE Board of Trustees
and
WCTE Staff


For the Extraordinary Service
They Provide to the People of
Upper Cumberland Tennessee
and for Hosting a Visit from the CPB Board.


CPB is grateful for the gracious hospitality that the WCTE Board of Trustees, staff and their local and state partners afforded to the CPB Board of Directors during our June 2016 visit.
Visiting WCTE-TV was a special opportunity to see first-hand the value that a public media station brings to its community. WCTE-TV has built important partnerships with leaders in local education, business, agriculture, economic development, public safety, music, art, theatre, athletics, and tourism to provide vital programs, services, and resources to the residents of Cookeville, Tennessee, and across the Upper Cumberland.


CPB appreciates the leadership of WCTE-TV President and CEO Becky Magura and the vital role of the WCTE’s Board of Trustees and hard-working personnel in ensuring remote areas of the Upper Cumberland are served, the educational needs of the community’s at-risk youth are addressed, and the region’s artistic and cultural life is enriched.


CPB looks forward to a continuing collaboration to ensure WCTE-TV’s vibrant future of service the people of middle Tennessee.

Resolution Date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2016

unanimously


Resolved,


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


Public Media Stations of Tennessee


WTCI-TV, Chattanooga
WUTC-FM, Chattanooga
WCTE-TV, Cookeville
WKNO-TV, Cordova
WKNO-FM, Cordova
WETS-FM, Johnson City
WETP-TV, Knoxville
WUOT-FM, Knoxville
WDVX-FM, Knoxville
WLJT-TV, Martin
WNPT-TV, Nashville
WPLN-FM, Nashville


For their Service to the People of Tennessee


CPB's mission is to ensure universal access to high-quality content and services that inform, educate, and enrich the public and help inform civil discourse essential to American society. It does this in partnership with public media stations across the United States.


The public media stations of Tennessee support this mission by providing vital educational and informational content and community services in partnership with state and local governments, community organizations and volunteers. In doing so, they meet the needs of Tennessee’s diverse urban and rural communities, promote the state’s rich musical and cultural traditions, and reflect Tennessee’s spirit of volunteerism and civic engagement.


CPB is proud to work in partnership with the public media stations of Tennessee, and we look forward to a vibrant future of continued service to the people of Tennessee.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2016
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2009-2014
Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2012-2014
Vice Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2011-2012
Chair, Education Committee, 2011-2013
Designated Representative of Public Radio Licensees

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Patricia Cahill.

During her distinguished tenure on the CPB Board, she communicated the needs and views of public media stations, bringing her experience and wisdom from a public radio career spanning more than four decades. She has been a reporter, producer, program director, news director, general manager, NPR board member, and President of Public Radio in Mid America. She has been a strong advocate of public service media’s mission of ensuring universal access to high-quality content and services, over-the-air and online.

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

Resolution Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014