Appreciation

Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2006-2014
Vice Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2010-2011
Chair, Corporate Governance Committee, 2007-2014
Chair, Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Committee, 2011-2013

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Senator David Pryor.

During his long and distinguished tenure on the CPB Board, he served as chair of the Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Committee and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. He has been a strong advocate of public broadcasting's mission of ensuring universal access to public broadcasting's high-quality content and services, over-the-air and online.

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

Resolution Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Kenneth Konz

CPB Inspector General

1998-2013

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary record of service of Ken Konz.

During his 15 years at CPB, Ken has promoted a culture of continuous improvement within CPB and throughout the public media system.

Ken conducted thorough audits, improving the effectiveness of CPB grant funds and upholding integrity and accountability in public media's operations. His work was conducted in a fair and professional manner in a continual effort to ensure CPB funds were properly spent and allegations of waste, fraud or abuse were diligently investigated.

Ken strengthened CPB's governance, policies, and practices, and consistently led his team in a spirit of cooperation with CPB management to improve the efficiency of CPB operations in service to the American public.

We mark the end of his distinguished service at CPB with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2013
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

Hurricane Sandy caused terrible loss of life and destruction of property on an unprecedented scale in New York, New Jersey and along the East Coast region of the United States; and

WHEREAS,

WNET (including NJTV and WLIW) provided a lifeline to viewers in the region both during the course of the storm and its immediate aftermath, offering extensive live coverage on multiple digital platforms including television broadcast, social media and online; and

WHEREAS,

Such coverage included storm preparation strategies, weather and coastal flooding bulletins, status updates about restoration of power and other utilities, and in-depth information regarding mobile insurance claims offices and other practical matters; and

WHEREAS,

Coverage also included multiple live updates from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Trenton-based press center, for which WNET/NJTV served as the exclusive pool provider for all other stations and networks, as well as live coverage of President Obama's tour of the New Jersey shoreline and his remarks; and

WHEREAS,

WNET deployed the most up-to-date remote HDTV equipment available ("wireless video backpacks") to provide video feeds from devastated coastal areas, and used mobile digital technology to interact with viewers who lacked access to computers and televisions; and

WHEREAS,

Many of the station's staff and on-air talent worked nearly around the clock while experiencing personal hardship through the loss of electricity, heat and other essential services in their homes; and

WHEREAS,

The hard-hit communities of New York and New Jersey will continue to depend on WNET for special coverage during the many months of recovery that still lie ahead; and

WHEREAS,

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting offers its deepest sympathies to our colleagues in New York and New Jersey for the losses and hardships they have suffered as a result of Hurricane Sandy; and

WHEREAS,

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting offers its heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the staff and management of WNET for their extraordinary work in these difficult times.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting presents the Community Lifeline Award to WNET to recognize their exemplary service to viewers in affected communities during Hurricane Sandy.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

Hurricane Sandy caused terrible loss of life and destruction of property on an unprecedented scale in New York, New Jersey and along the East Coast region of the United States; and

WHEREAS,

For five days, New York Public Radio's facilities were without electricity, and some of its stations' transmitters were disabled, but the staff's planning and resourcefulness ensured that all systems, including broadcasts, continued uninterrupted; and

WHEREAS,

New York Public Radio served as a lifeline for listeners during the course of the storm and its immediate aftermath by providing extended special coverage that included press conferences by elected officials, local call-in programs and featured interviews with listeners in especially hard-hit areas including the Jersey Shore, Long Island, Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn; and

WHEREAS,

New York Public Radio created a number of on-line maps that helped audiences follow the path of the storm and track storm surges and flooding through New York and New Jersey; and

WHEREAS,

New York Public Radio created a transit tracker to help keep people up-to-date on the status of mass transportation systems while a map of the five boroughs provided color-coded updates on traffic jams; and

WHEREAS,

Many of the station's staff experienced personal hardship through the loss of electricity, heat and other essential services; and

WHEREAS,

The hard-hit communities of New York and New Jersey will depend on New York Public Radio for special coverage during the many months of recovery that still lie ahead; and

WHEREAS,

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting offers its deepest sympathies to our colleagues in New York and New Jersey for the losses and hardships they have suffered as a result of Hurricane Sandy; and

WHEREAS,

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting offers its heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the staff, management and Board of Trustees of New York Public Radio for their extraordinary work in these difficult times.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting presents the first Community Lifeline Award to New York Public Radio to recognize the exemplary preparedness and service to their listeners in affected communities during Hurricane Sandy.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Chris Boskin

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2006-2012

Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2007-2009

Chairman, Digital Media Committee, 2009-2012

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Chris Boskin.

During her long and distinguished tenure on the CPB Board, Chris Boskin's leadership put public media on a new path for engaging viewers and listeners in new ways through the innovative use of digital technology and social media.

Chris Boskin has been a strong advocate of public broadcasting's journalism and educational initiatives.

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

Resolution Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Uanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Bruce M. Ramer

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2008-2012

Chairman, CPB Board of Directors, 2010-2012

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Bruce Ramer.

During his distinguished tenure on the CPB Board, Bruce Ramer served as chair of the Executive Compensation Committee. He was also the founding chairman of the Board's American Archive Task Force, working tirelessly to ensure that the wealth of public broadcasting content that is in danger of being lost due to the deteriorating media on which it was recorded, is restored, preserved and archived for future generations.

He has been a strong advocate of the importance of integrity and transparency in journalistic content and operations.

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

Resolution Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Unanimously

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

Chair, Public Awareness Initiative, 2010-2011

Chair, Community Engagement and Diversity Committee, 2012

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes Lori Gilbert's extraordinary contributions to public broadcasting.

During her years of distinguished service on the CPB Board, Lori Gilbert has worked to strengthen support to public broadcasting journalistic endeavors and to bring attention to the importance of public broadcasting services in rural communities. As chair of the CPB Public Awareness Initiative and the Community Engagement and Diversity Committee, she raised awareness of the value of public media at the local and national level, deepened our understanding of the importance of diversity, and furthered CPB's mission to the benefit of our nation.

Lori Gilbert has been a passionate advocate for public broadcasting 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, 2012
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Ernest J. Wilson III

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2000-2010

Chairman, CPB Board of Directors, 2009-2010

Chairman, Public Awareness Initiative Committee, 2005-2007

Chairman, Digital Media Committee, 2007-2009

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Ernest Wilson.

During his long and distinguished tenure on the CPB Board, Ernest Wilson became the founding chairman of the Digital Media Committee and the Public Awareness Initiative Committee. He worked tirelessly to promote the innovative use of digital technology and to encourage public media to engage in new ways with viewers and listeners.

Through his vision for all that public media can accomplish, he 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 his service on the Board of Directors with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Gay Hart Gaines

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2003-2010

Vice Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2005-2007

Chair, Executive Compensation Committee, 2005-2010

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary record of service of Gay Gaines.

During her years of distinguished service on the CPB Board and as Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee, Gay Gaines has promoted a culture of continuous improvement in CPB and in public media and has worked to strengthen CPB’s governance, policies, and practices. She has been a strong advocate of the importance of integrity, accountability, and fairness in journalistic content and operations. In the area of education, she has been a passionate supporter of high-quality educational content for children with the goal of improving children’s reading skills and increasing their knowledge of American history.

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

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Beth Courtney

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2003-2010

Vice Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2008-2010

Chair, Education Committee, 2008-2010

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes Beth Courtney’s extraordinary record of service in public broadcasting.

During her years of distinguished service on the CPB Board, Beth Courtney has eloquently presented the views of the public television station community and worked to strengthen the public broadcasting system. As founding chair of the CPB Education Committee, she championed and advanced public media’s mission of providing educational content and services to communities across the country.

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

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010