Condolence

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Monday, September 23, 2019

unanimously

Resolved,

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

Cokie Roberts

NPR Congressional Correspondent, 1978-1988

NPR political commentator, 1988-2019

Edward R. Murrow Award Winner, 1990

Cokie joined the fledgling National Public Radio in 1978 and was a leading voice in shaping the sound and tone of NPR as a place for fair, informative, enlightening civil dialogue. She brought her insightful analysis to PBS as a contributor to the MacNeil/Lehrer Report. 

Even after moving to ABC News, Cokie remained part of the public media family by contributing to NPR as a political commentator for decades. She also served on the advisory board for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 1990, CPB awarded her the Edward R. Murrow Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to public radio.

We will long remember with gratitude Cokie’s years of service in public broadcasting, pioneering work and commitment to civility. We share the sorrow of her family and all ofpublic media at her passing.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

unanimously

Resolved,


That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of John (Jack) Galmiche III
President and CEO, Nine Network of Public Media (2006-2019)
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Oregon Public Broadcasting (1997-2006)

We will long remember with gratitude Jack’s commitment to public media’s mission, his pioneering work to engage communities, and his leadership of public media regional and national initiatives.
Jack was a pioneering leader whose long career in public broadcasting made a difference in so many lives in communities across Missouri and Oregon and the country.
Since November 2006, Jack served as the President and CEO of Nine Network of Public Media in St. Louis, Missouri. Under his leadership, Nine Network expanded the station’s service, produced important local content for the region, launched the Public Media Commons and became a model for community engagement initiatives across the public media system. With Jack at the helm, Nine Network was the national lead station for American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, public media’s long-term commitment, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to help young people succeed in school, career and life.
Previously, Jack served as executive vice president and COO of Oregon Public Broadcasting and managed the operations of the statewide network of public television and radio stations.
Jack served on numerous advisory groups for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, held leadership positions on the boards of PBS, American Public Television, the National Education Telecommunications Association and other public media, educational and civic organizations.
Jack will be remembered for his investment in people, his pursuit of new ideas and his belief in public media to advance the public good.
We share the sorrow of Jack’s passing with his public media family across the country and extend our deepest sympathies to the Galmiche family.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, March 18, 2019

unanimously

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of
Gary M. Shivers
News Director and Program Director, KANU (1968-1975)
Founding Program Director and General Manager, WUNC-FM (1975-1990)
Host, “Gary Shivers on Jazz,” (1978-1990)
General Manager, KMUW (1990-1993)


We will long remember with gratitude Gary’s leadership and passionate advocacy for public media, his community outreach and his work on behalf of public media regional and national initiatives, which made a lasting difference in communities across North Carolina and in Kansas City, Missouri.
Gary served as news director and program director of KANU at the University of Kansas before becoming the founding program director and general manager of WUNC-FM, where he shared his love of jazz music every Saturday morning on the syndicated public radio program “Gary Shivers on Jazz.” Gary went on to serve as general manager of KMUW at Wichita State University and also served on the NPR Board of Directors and as president of both the Public Radio Research Consortium as well as the Southern Educational Communications Association for Public Radio. In his capacity as a trusted public radio consultant for CPB, he worked with more than 50 public radio stations.
Gary will be remembered for his accomplishments, his leadership, his service to communities, his love of jazz, and his many friendships across public media.
We share the sorrow of Gary’s public media family across the country at his passing and extend our deepest sympathies to his extended family.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Friday, March 2, 2018

 unanimously

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of
Daniel K. Miller
Inaugural Daniel K. Miller PBS Station Leadership Award winner, 2016
Executive Director and General Manager of Iowa Public Television, 2002-2013
Director of Programming and Production, Iowa Public Television 1984-2002
Senior Producer for Public Affairs Programming, Iowa Public Television, 1977-1984
Producer - Reporter, Iowa Public Television, 1975-1977

We will long remember with gratitude Dan’s years of service in public broadcasting as a compassionate and visionary producer, programmer and leader.  

In his 37 years Iowa Public Television, Dan built a legacy of editorial integrity, credibility and of public trust in the nine-station statewide network. He won numerous regional and national broadcast journalism awards and served on various boards and committees for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, WGBH-TV, the BBC, and other public television organizations.

Under his leadership from 2002-2013, IPTV tripled its broadcast offerings and secured a national reputation for excellence, despite challenging budget circumstances and a rapidly changing media landscape. Dan guided the statewide network through the digital television transition and new content delivery systems, increased viewership and established previously unmatched coverage of Iowa. He guided creation of IPTV’s Learns, a statewide service that incorporates children’s programs during the mornings and evenings and how-to shows during the day.

In 2004, Dan warmly welcomed the CPB Board of Directors to Iowa for a CPB Board meeting.

In August 2016, PBS named him the inaugural winner of the Daniel K. Miller PBS Station Leadership Award to celebrate excellence in leadership at local stations and highlight those who strengthen and ensure the future of public media.

Dan also had a deep commitment to provide families and children with high quality children’s educational content and resources through the Ready To Learn program and was a tireless advocate for its funding.

We share the sorrow of Dan’s public media family in Iowa and across the country at his passing and extend our deepest sympathies to the Miller family.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Friday, March 2, 2018

unanimously

Resolved,

That the Board of Directors
of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Condolences
to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of
Jacquie Jones
Writer, Director, Producer, and Mentor
Two-Time Peabody Award Winning Producer, WGBH, 1995-1999
Executive Director, National Black Programming Consortium, 2005-2014

We will long remember with gratitude Jacquie’s years of service in public broadcasting as a compassionate and visionary writer, director, producer, and leader.

As a producer at WGBH from 1995-1999, Jacquie produced the Peabody Award-winning “Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery.”

From 2005-2014, Jacquie led the National Black Programming Consortium (now Black Public Media), expanding its focus from public television to digital media, including through the establishment of the Katrina Project, an online digital media project documenting the 2005 hurricanes; the New Media Institute, which trained more than 500 professionals in using digital and web tools; and Public Media Corps, which connected minority and low-income communities with broadband public media resources and social media tools.

As part of public media’s American Graduate initiative focusing on helping young people succeed in school and in life, Jacquie directed and produced the Peabody and Gracie Award-winning “180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School” in 2013 and “180 Days: Hartsville” in 2015.

We share the sorrow of Jacquie’s public media family at her passing and extend our deepest sympathies to her family.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018