Appreciation

Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Henry J. Cauthen

Chairman, CPB Board of Directors, 1994-1995

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 1990-2000

For his vision, which unleashed the power of public broadcasting for advancing education; for his leadership in his native South Carolina, under which South Carolina Educational Television has come to lead our nation today in the use of technology for providing educational services; for his role in creating quality, noncommercial programming, such as Firing Line, Great Performances, American Playhouse, and The Magic School Bus; for his years of valuable service to the CPB Board of Directors, both as chairman and as the public television representative to the Board; for his continued enthusiasm and dedication to expanding the reach of public broadcasting to Americans from all walks of life; and for his hard work, kindness, patience, and friendship.

The Board, on behalf of CPB and public broadcasting, extends its warm wished to Mr. Cauthen for continued success in all of his future efforts and pursuits. His leadership and work for the people of the United States will long endure.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family of

Joshua Darsa

Senior Program Officer, CPB, 1996-1999

Associate Director, News and Public Affairs, 1984-1996

Reporter, Producer, and Writer, NPR, 1971-1981

For his nearly 30 years of distinguished association with public broadcasting; for his passionate commitment to journalism and for his leadership in integrating journalism and news into public affairs; for his award-wining coverage of the Olympics and the Watergate hearings; for his role in developing critically acclaimed programs like The McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, Frontline, and Eyes on the Prize; for his high journalistic standards of excellence and insistence on balance and objectivity; for his integrity, dedication, hard work, and numerous contributions to the public broadcasting community; and for being a true gentleman, the Board extends this appreciation, as well as its heartfelt and deepest sympathy, to the Darsa family.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family of

Diane D. Blair

Member, CPB Board of Directors, 1993-2000

Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 1997-1999

Vice Chair, CPB Board of Directors, 1996-1997

Chair, Education Committee, 1995-1996

The Board gratefully acknowledges and will long remember Ms. Blair's nearly 20 years of distinguished association with public broadcasting; her leadership, dedication, and numerous contributions to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the entire public broadcasting community; her passion and commitment to bringing education to the unserved and underserved members of American society; and her wisdom, diplomacy and vision, from which public broadcasting has so greatly benefited;

In recognition of her service to our mission and our nation, this Board hereby resolves that the new CPB board room be named The Diane D. Blair Room.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2000
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Peter Downey

Senior Vice President, PBS Program Business Affairs

For his nearly 40 years of distinguished association with public broadcasting; for his selfless dedication, hard work, and numerous contributions to the entire public broadcasting community; for his knowledge, understanding and diplomacy, which did so much to promote greater cooperation and unity of vision among the diverse elements of public broadcasting; for his wisdome, integrity, and wit; and for his deep commitment to the mission of public broadcasting in its service to the American people; the Board extends this appreciation as well as its heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Downey family.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2000
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Peggy O'Brien

Vice President, Education, 1995-2000

For insisting on the primacy of education among public television's missions; for fostering an environment of creative risk-taking among corporation staff, educators, and programming producers; for embracing digital technology as a means for public television to fulfill its mandate of public service; and for her role in shepherding The American Collection, Between the Lions, Ready to Learn, and the Annenberg-CPB Channel, the Board extends its warm wished to Dr. O'Brien for success in her continuing promotion of the causes she championed at CPB.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2000

RESOLVED,

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

Michael J. Ziegler

President and Chief Executive Officer of WSKG Public Television and Radio, 1980-1999

For his distinguished service in public broadcasting; for his dedication and deep personal commitment to quality television and radio;

The Board extends its sincere thanks to Michael J. Ziegler for his 42 years of service to public broadcasting and wishes him well in all his future endeavors.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 1999

RESOLVED,

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

Ervin S. Duggan

President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Broadcasting Service, 1994-1999

For his outstanding service and dedication to public broadcasting; for his leadership in expanding the financial resources of PBS and in developing PBS Learning Ventures, the PBD Kids Channel, and PBS Online; for his vision, innovation and eloguence in a time of change and uncertainty in the telecommunications industry;

The Board extends its gratitude to Ervin S. Duggan for his five and one-half years of service in public broadcasting and wished him well in all his future endeavors.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 1999
Unanimously

MAY 18, 1999

Unanimously

RESOLVED,

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

Meredith Nichols

Assistant Corporate Secretary, January 1998 - May 1999

For her dedicated service to the Corporation and its Board of Directors; for her efficiency, hard work and loyalty on behalf of the Board, the Office of the Corporate Secretary and the corporation; and her continual efforts to assist individual board members.

The Board wishes Ms. Nichols success and happiness as she moves on to other endeavors. Aloha.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 1999

RESOLVED,

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

Alan Sagner

Member of the Board 1994 - 1998

Vice Chairman 1995 -1996

Chairman 1996 -1997

For the Contribution of His Valuable Time and Wise Counsel to the Corporation and to Public Broadcasting;

For His Genuine Commitment, Spirited Advocacy and Steadfast Leadership During Difficult Times for Public Broadcasting;

For His Participation on the Education and Strategic Planning Committees and for His Chairmanship of the Audit and Finance Committee, as well as His Chairmanship of the CPB Board Itself,

The Board Extends Its Warm Wishes to Mr. Sagner for Continued Success in His Future Pursuits on Behalf of Public Broadcasting and of the Public Good.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 1998

RESOLVED,

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

Robert L. Shepherd

Executive Vice President, Nashville Public Television Council 1971-1999

General Manager, WDCN-TV, Nashville, Tennessee 1965-1999

For His Distinguished Service to Public Broadcasting;

For His Dedication and Deep Personal Commitment to Quality Television;

For His Creation of the Nashville Public Television Council, Which in 27 Years of Existence Has Raised Millions of Dollars in Support of Excellence in Noncommercial Programming;

For His Tireless Promotion of Public Broadcasting,

The Board Extends Its Sincere Thanks to Robert Shepherd

For His More Than 40 Years of Service To Noncommercial Television

And Wishes Him Well in All His Future Endeavors.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 1998