Appreciation

Des Moines, Iowa

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Expresses Its Deep Appreciation for the Life and Work of

BURT HARRISON

Architect of Public Broadcasting

Teacher and Leader

First Winner of Edward R. Murrow Award

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Burt Harrison, who worked to lay the foundations of public radio and whose legacy endures in every broadcast.

Mr. Harrison's long association with public broadcasting began in 1949, when he joined KWSU in Pullman, Washington, where he spent the next 27 years. Mr. Harrison was instrumental in the successful effort to pass the Public Broadcasting Act, establish the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and develop the legislative and financial structure for the creation of National Public Radio. In 1977, CPB recognized his lasting contributions to public radio by making him the first-ever recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award.

A colleague has noted that "Many public radio professionals were born after Burt Harrison retired as KWSU's station manager in 1976, but what we have today is traceable to the work that he and a very few other visionaries accomplished." The Board expresses its gratitude for Mr. Harrison's dedication to public broadcasting and extends its deepest sympathy to the Harrison family.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Des Moines, Iowa

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Recognizes the 35th Anniversary of Iowa Public Television and Congratulates it on its Contributions to the State of Iowa and its Citizens

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the 35th Anniversary of Iowa Public Television, Iowa's only statewide, noncommercial resource for quality television programming.

Over 35 years of service, Iowa Public Television has grown to serve nearly one million viewers a week from all 99 counties and parts of all surrounding states. Seventy percent of Iowa's teachers and 250,000 schoolchildren a week rely on Iowa Public Television in their classrooms.

The vital services of Iowa public television will be strengthened through digital service that will afford Iowans opportunities to learn more, be more informed, be more entertained, and be more inspired through high definition, multicasting, and datacasting services.

With its unique dedication to its Iowa audience, Iowa Public Television provides a safe place for children's television viewing and learning, provides quality programming about Iowa's issues, and offers unique, interesting, and important programming to all Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Seven in favor, one absent

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Expresses Its Deep Appreciation for the Life and Work of

ELIZABETH PFOHL CAMPBELL

Educator

Public Television Pioneer

Founder, WETA

Winner, Ralph Lowell Medal

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary contributions of Elizabeth Campbell, whose early understanding of the power of television to reach and teach children led to the founding of WETA and its development into one of the nation's preeminent public television stations.

Mrs. Campbell's 50 years of service to educational television began long before today's infrastructure of government and community support was in place. Her efforts to convince skeptics that television would be a powerful educational resource helped secure significant federal support for educational television in the 1950's, and led to the creation of CPB in 1967. She laid the foundation on which WETA grew from a station with no facilities, no spectrum, and a single program to a powerhouse producer of nationally acclaimed programs and a rich educational resource.

Mrs. Campbell once said, "There is something about television that no other medium has. There is a power within it that is more than just what you see and hear." Her belief in television's power to educate has opened the world to generations of learners.

The Board expresses its appreciation for Mrs. Campbell's dedication to public broadcasting and extends its deepest sympathy to the Campbell family.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Four in favor, two absent

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting expresses its appreciation to

LILLY ENDOWMENT INC.

Since 1997, Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided generous funding support for the acclaimed PBS newsmagazine program "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly," produced by Thirteen/WNET New York.

As a result of Lilly Endowment's leadership and support, "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly," the only program of its kind on television, has become a notable example of fair and balanced news reporting. Its thoughtful coverage of religion and ethics news serves as a model for other broadcasters, respectfully recognizing the importance of religion in American life.

Honored with numerous awards from the broadcast industry for outstanding journalism, "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" illustrates public broadcasting's commitment to excellence and public service.

For seven years of generous contributions to the development, production and broadcast of "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly," the CPB Board expresses its deep appreciation to Lilly Endowment Inc.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Unanimously

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

Ritajean Butterworth

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 1992-2004

Chair, 1995-1996

Vice Chair, 2001-2003

Member of CPB's Community Service Grant Review Committee, Minority Affairs Committee, Education Committee and the CPB/Annenberg Council

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary service of Ritajean Butterworth to public radio, to public television, and to public broadcasting at every level from the local to the national.

For more than a quarter-century, she has championed programs that promote the education of children and of those who teach them; promoted the principles of localism and community service on which public broadcasting rests; and has worked to advance the interests of public broadcasting as a community institution and national treasure.

Ritajean Butterworth will be long remembered by this board as an arbiter of common sense and uncommon wisdom. We have learned much from her diplomacy, passion and vision, and will always treasure her contribution to both public broadcasting and to the public interest. We mark the end of her service on our board with respect, admiration and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Five in favor, one absent

Resolved, That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences to the Family of

DAVID O. IVES

Former President and CEO, WGBH, Boston

Public Broadcasting Pioneer

Winner, Ralph Lowell Award

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of David O. Ives, who, during a 40-year career with WGBH Boston, helped to shape the landscape of public broadcasting in Boston, New England, and nationwide.

Under his leadership, many of public television's signature shows first came to the air. He was the force behind "Nova," "Mystery," "Frontline," and "Masterpiece Theatre," among others. He pioneered the "how-to" genre with shows like "The French Chef," "Crockett's Victory Garden," and "This Old House." But even as these shows gained a national following, he ensured that WGBH continued to reflect and serve Boston's multi-ethnic community with programs like "La Plaza" and "Say Brother."

Once called public broadcasting's "super salesman," David Ives became a familiar face during WGBH's on-air fundraising, including the annual auction that, under his leadership, grew to involve hundreds of towns and thousands of volunteers across New England. He brought that same enthusiasm for public broadcasting to his service on the boards of key national organizations, including the Public Broadcasting Service and the Association of Public Television Stations.

We join his family, friends and colleagues in our deep gratitude for his life and work.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Five in favor, one absent

Resolved,

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

Eric C. Smith, Jr.

to Public Broadcasting in the State of Florida

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the enormous contributions of Eric C. Smith, Jr., who, through a career spanning five decades, worked to expand, modernize, and strengthen public broadcasting in the state of Florida.

Eric Smith dedicated a quarter century of his career to forging strong links between the Florida Department of Education -- his employer -- and the state's public broadcasters. His work helped create the thriving system of 13 public television stations and 12 public radio outlets that serves Floridians today. His strong advocacy for public broadcasting has ensured continued state support, even in very challenging circumstances.

Throughout his career, Eric Smith has drawn on his early experience as a producer, director and station manager to understand the concerns of stations, but his worldview has been one that looks beyond individual broadcasters to the system as a whole. That broad vision has won him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and peers, in Florida and throughout the nation.

We offer our thanks and our best wishes on his retirement.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Five in favor, one absent

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Expresses Its Deep Appreciation for the Life and Work of

FRED ROGERS

Children's Television Pioneer

Creator and Host of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"

Winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary achievement of Fred Rogers, who, through more than 1000 episodes of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," proved an unfailing friend to children, a safe haven in a stormy world, and a living example of the values he taught.

Warm, comforting, and reassuring, Mr. Rogers told children they could be loved "just the way they are." That message of unconditional love was heard and treasured by children for more than three decades, and continues to resonate today.

Fred Rogers once said, "We can either choose to use the powerful tool of television to demean human life, or we can use it to enrich it." Thanks to his choice, we are all immeasurably richer.

From the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mr. Rogers earned worldwide fame and recognition. But it was the attention and affection of children that truly inspired him. It was always a beautiful day in his neighborhood, and his presence made our world a more beautiful place. We are deeply grateful.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting expresses its appreciation to

Winter D. Horton, Jr.

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 1998-2002

The Board gratefully acknowledges and will long remember Mr. Horton's five years of service on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; his wealth of experience in media and broadcasting; his commitment ot preserving the value of educational programming; and his devotion to upholding the noncommercial integrity of public broadcasting;

All of which have advanced CPB's mission to the benefit of our nation.

The Board extends its deepest appreciation and warm wished to Winter D. Horton, Jr. for continued success in his future pursuits.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting expresses its appreciation to

Christy Carpenter

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 1998-2002

Vice Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 1999-2001

The Board gratefully acknowledges and will long remember Ms. Carpenter's five years of service on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; her support of pioneering interactive communication technologies; her commitment to providing programming for audiences unserved and underserved by the commercial media; and her encouragement of informed civic engagement;

All of which have advanced CPB's mission to the benefit of our nation.

The Board extends its deepest appreciation and warm wished to Christy Carpenter for continued success in her future pursuits.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2003