Appreciation

Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Expresses Its Deep Appreciation

for the Contributions of

Richard "Dick" Lobo

President and Chief Executive Officer of

WEDU, Tampa/St. Petersburg, 2002-2010

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes Mr. Lobo's extraordinary record of service in public broadcasting.

Mr. Lobo has been a leader, innovator, and visionary force. Under his leadership, WEDU successfully transitioned into the digital age, strengthened the values of diversity and inclusivity in its programming and services, and grew as a vital community institution.

Mr. Lobo has led WEDU to create award-winning documentaries and local affairs programming, such as A Gulf Coast Journal with Jack Perkins and The Florida Dream. During his tenure, WEDU has received 34 Emmy nominations and 13 awards.

The Board of Directors is grateful for the leadership, commitment, and service of Dick Lobo and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors Of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Expresses Its Deep Appreciation For the Contribution of

CAROL PIERSON

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Federation of Community Broadcasters

Program Director and Director of Radio Productions of KQED/San Francisco

Assistant Station Manager, Director of Operations and National Programming Director, WGBH/Boston

Public Affairs Director and Assistant Manager, WYSO/Yellow Springs, OH

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Carol Pierson, an admired and respected leader in public broadcasting.

During her tenure, the NFCB expanded its membership by more than one third and significantly increased the revenue it receives from station membership fees. Ms. Pierson was instrumental in the creation of Native Public Media and the Latino Public Radio Consortium. She was an early and ardent supporter of Low Power FM and the FCC's 2007 window for new Non-commercial Educational stations. NFCB, under Ms. Pierson's leadership has helped dozens of new stations get on the air.

We, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, are profoundly grateful for the work, leadership, commitment, and dedication of Carol Pierson, who helped shape community radio.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Malcolm "Mac" Wall

Executive Director of

KET, Kentucky, 2003-2009

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes Mr. Wall's extraordinary record of service in public broadcasting

Mr. Wall's vision for 21st century broadcasting and its role for improving the lives of Kentuckians, combined with his dynamic energy, have allowed KET to make the transition into the digital world smoothly and to develop new programs and services that will benefit Kentucky and its citizens for years to come.

His commitment to education lead to the expansion of online education services to Kentucky classrooms and has resulted in KET EncycloMedia becoming a keystone service to teachers and students across the state.

The Board of Directors is grateful for the leadership, commitment, and dedication of Malcolm "Mac" Wall, who helped shape KET and public broadcasting.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Larry Smith

General Manager of

KUED-TV, Salt Lake City, 2000- 2010

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes Mr. Smith's extraordinary record of service in public broadcasting.

Mr. Smith utilized his broadcast and production ingenuity to help KUED evolve and flourish. Under his leadership KUED-TV became the first recipient of the Overall Station Excellence Award from the Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Awards.

A champion of education, Mr. Smith developed KUED's Ready to Learn initiative, which trains adults to use PBS children's television and online content directly with children ages 0-8, particularly those who may be at risk of educational failure because of poverty, limited English proficiency, disability and/or community conditions.

The Board of Directors is grateful for the leadership, commitment, and service of Larry Smith and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Expresses Its Appreciation To

Bill Kling

President and CEO

Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media

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

His vision and enormous energy have launched several of public radio’s most successful institutions. American Public Media is now the second largest national producer of public radio programming, serving millions of our nation’s citizens.

The Board of Directors is grateful for the leadership, commitment, and dedication of Bill Kling, who is helping to shape public media.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Unanimously

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting expresses its deep appreciation for the outstanding contributions of

Sesame Street

The longest running public television children's series

Winner of a Peabody Award, a record-breaking 122 Emmy Awards, and recent recipient of the Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary achievement of Sesame Street on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary. Since its first broadcast on November 10, 1969, Sesame Street has provided generations of children and their parents a safe place to learn, to have fun, and to be proud of who they are.

Sesame Street has been a leader in promoting diversity, engaging communities in dialogue, and now in using digital technology to reach new audiences. Using the most current technologies the series has reached beyond the broadcast to connect to children where they live, learn and play. From the beginning, the much loved Sesame Street characters have reflected the real world diversity of their ever-changing audiences. And have given parents the tools to have honest, meaningful dialogues with their children on a variety of topics big and small, difficult and simple.

Day by day, week by week, year by year, Sesame Street has grown into an internationally recognized standard-bearer for educational media.

We are grateful for the warmth and wonder you have brought to our lives and to the lives of so many. We wish you at least 40 more years of success and "sunny days."

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
7 in favor, 1 absent

RESOLVED,

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

Cheryl F. Halpern

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 2002-2008

Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 2005-2007

Chair, CPB Public Awareness Committee, 2007-2008

Chair, CPB Audit and Finance Committee, 2004-2005

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes Cheryl F. Halpern's extraordinary record of public service in broadcasting.

Throughout her career, Cheryl Halpern has been a champion of educational programs and a leader of national and international broadcasting organizations. Her commitment to fighting prejudice, intolerance and injustice is matched by her dedication to advancing programs that educate, enlighten and inspire.

During her years of distinguished service on the CPB board, Cheryl Halpern has promoted a culture of continuous improvement. She has broadened our horizons by calling for meetings at stations around the country and reconnected us with the communities we serve.

We have learned much from her contributions to both public broadcasting and to the public interest. With her passion and vision for all that public broadcasting can accomplish, she has furthered CPB's mission to the benefit of our nation. We mark the end of her service on our board with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2009
7 in favor, 1 absent

RESOLVED,

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

Wayne Godwin

Executive Vice President for Member Relations and Chief Operating Officer of PBS, 2000 - 2008

President and General Manager of WCET-TV/Cincinnati, 1990-2000

Member, PBS Board of Directors, 1993-1999

Professional Vice Chair, PBS Board of Directors, 1998-1999

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Wayne Godwin, a creative, dynamic, admired and respected leader of the public broadcast community.

In his four decades in public broadcasting, Mr. Godwin has had great success in both programming development and member services. In addition, in his service on several CPB Community Service Grant committees, he was instrumental in forming grant policy.

Throughout his long and distinguished career, Mr. Godwin has been an energetic, engaging advocate for public broadcasting, known for his wit and his wisdom, his ability to bring people together, his gift for diplomacy and his wide-ranging talents. He has brought honor and distinction to the positions he has held and the organizations he has served.

We, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, are profoundly grateful for the work, leadership, commitment, and dedication of Wayne Godwin, who helped shaped public broadcasting.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2009
8 in favor, 1 absent

Resolved,

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

Claudia Puig

Member, CPB Board, 2004 - 2008

Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee, 2005 - 2008

Member of the New Media Committee, 2008

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the exceptional contributions of Claudia Puig, who, during her distinguished service on the board, has helped public broadcasting fulfill its mission and its promise to reach out to unserved and underserved audiences. Through her insights into the Latino and immigrant communities in Florida, she has been instrumental in creating a greater awareness of the need for public broadcasting to reflect this country's changing demographics.

We are grateful for the outstanding work Claudia Puig has done as Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and we applaud her commitment to embracing the governance reforms and improvements that CPB has made in recent years. Throughout her career, Ms. Puig has played a leadership role in numerous public broadcasting and community service organizations. Named one of the 50 most influential women in radio by Radio Ink Magazine in 2003, Ms. Puig is one of the nation's premier broadcast executives with more than 20 years of experience in Latino media.

The public broadcasting community has benefited from that experience as well as from Ms. Puig's invaluable and unique perspective. We, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, express our deep appreciation for the work, leadership, dedication, and friendship of Claudia Puig.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Unanimously

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Expresses Its Deep Appreciation for the Accomplishments and Vision of

Jack McBride

Secretary, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission, General Manager, NET (ETV Network), 1963-1996

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Jack McBride, one of the great pioneers and visionaries, who not only shaped public broadcasting in Nebraska but also influenced the national Public Broadcasting Service throughout America, and in many other countries as well.

Jack McBride dedicated his professional life to enriching and broadening the lives of every Nebraskan through educational television. For more than four decades, he guided the development of what is now known as NET Television and NET Radio. Under his leadership, NET has become one of the nation's premier public broadcasting organizations.

Among his many honors, Jack McBride was named the 1992 Outstanding Public Television Manager from PBS/APTS; he received the 1993 Central Educational Network Carpe Diem Award and the 1996 APTS 21st Century Award for visionary broadcasters. He was inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1997.

The Board expresses its gratitude for Jack McBride's dedication to public broadcasting during his long and distinguished career; his impact and his legacy reach far beyond his home state. The Board extends its deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008