Condolences

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

    unanimously

    Resolved,

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

    Jim Lehrer

    Journalist and public media champion.

We will long remember with gratitude Jim’s pioneering work in the field of journalism and devotion to public broadcasting. Jim began his more-than-50-year career as a journalist in 1959 when he became a reporter, writer and editor for the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times-Herald. He became the producer and anchor of “Newsroom” on local public television station KERA in 1970.

In 1973, Jim received a fellowship from CPB and joined PBS as public affairs coordinator. He teamed up with Robert MacNeil to cover the Watergate hearings, and their collaboration would become the award-winning nightly newscast “The Robert MacNeil Report,” which became “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report,” “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” and finally the “PBS NewsHour.”

Over the course of his career, Jim covered the John F. Kennedy assassination, interviewed presidential and vice-presidential candidates beginning in 1976, and moderated 12 nationally televised presidential debates. He and Robert MacNeil were inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999. Jim’s other awards and accomplishments include winning two Emmys, a Peabody Award, the 1999 National Humanities Medal, and CPB’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

In his 36 years at PBS NewsHour, Jim shaped it into a program that continues to be the gold standard for journalistic excellence. Jim remained true to his calling, providing thoughtful and insightful news and analysis to the American public. Through his straight-forward reporting-style, Jim helped public broadcasting earn its reputation as the most trusted institution in America.

As a lifelong storyteller, Jim was also a published author who often used his life experiences as subject matter for two memoirs, over 20 novels and three plays. We remember with fondness his passion for buses and collection of bus memorabilia.

We extend our condolences to Jim’s family, friends and colleagues at “PBS NewsHour,” MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and WETA.

Resolution Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020

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.


Monday, October 15, 2018
(7 in favor, 1 absent)


Resolved,


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


We will long remember with gratitude Susan's passionate advocacy for public media, her journalistic integrity, her community outreach and her work on behalf of public media regional and national initiatives.


Susan was a leader whose 45-year career in public broadcasting made a difference in so many lives in communities across Florida, Ohio, New York, Arkansas, Missouri, and Connecticut.


Since April 2010, Susan served as the President and CEO of WEDU in Tampa Bay, Florida. Under her leadership, WEDU expanded the station’s service, added new channels, produced important local content for the region such as the powerful documentary “Too Close to Home: Human Trafficking in Tampa Bay,” and increased community outreach on topics such as education, youth homelessness, veterans’ issues, race relations, and more.


Previously, Susan served as president of WCET in Cincinnati and held programming leadership positions at WNED/WNEQ in Western New York; WUFT-TV in Gainesville, Florida; KOZK-TV in Springfield, Missouri; and Connecticut Public Television. She also served public media on the national level including on CPB station advisory panels and as Vice Chair of the PBS Board of Directors for three years.
Susan will be remembered for her accomplishments, her leadership, her service to communities and her many friendships across public media.


We share the sorrow of Susan’s public media family in Florida and across the country at her passing and extend our deepest sympathies to the Howarth family.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Monday, May 7, 2018

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

Resolved,

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

Lawrence K. Grossman

PBS President, 1976-1982

 

We will long remember with gratitude that in his distinguished career as a television executive, Mr. Grossman made an indelible impact on public television.

Mr. Grossman was named president of PBS in 1976. During his eight-year tenure there,

he strengthened PBS’s national presence through a core schedule and improved cultural

and news programming. He brought to public media programs such as “Live From Lincoln Center” and concerts from the White House and the Kennedy Center. He led efforts that launched “FRONTLINE” and expanded “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” to a full hour in 1983, making it the first hour-long nightly newscast on any network.

A courageous programmer, Mr. Grossman refused to bow to political pressure, authorizing a 13-part series on the history of the Vietnam War and the broadcast of “Death of a Princess,” a documentary based on a true story about a Saudi princess who had been publicly executed for adultery. His courage gave gravitas to both PBS and public media. In appreciation for his work, CPB awarded Mr. Grossman the 1984 Ralph Lowell Award, public television’s highest honor.  

We share the sorrow of Mr. Grossman’s passing with the public media family and extend our deepest sympathies to the Grossman family.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

RESOLUTION
PUBLIC SESSION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Monday, May 7, 2018

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

Resolved,

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

Chalmers H. (“Chuck”) Marquis Jr.
 

We will long remember with gratitude Mr. Marquis’s years of service in public broadcasting as a one of the system’s founding visionaries and its legendary advocate, known as “Public Television’s Voice on Capitol Hill.”

Mr. Marquis served as director of programming for WTTW in the early 1960s, leading the Chicago station to become the largest public broadcaster in the United States. In 1965, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he became public television’s most effective advocate at the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, then at PBS and finally as Congressional liaison for the National Association of Public Television Stations and the Children’s Television Workshop. In these roles, he helped to create the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Mr. Marquis worked to expand educational television to school classrooms across the country and to secure federal support for such landmark children’s programming as “Sesame Street” and “3-2-1 Contact.” In gratitude for his work, CPB awarded Mr. Marquis the 1992 Ralph Lowell Award, public television’s highest honor.

We share the sorrow of Mr. Marquis’s passing with the public media family and extend our deepest sympathies to the Marquis family.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, May 7, 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
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

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

(5 in favor, 1 absent)

Resolved,


That the Board of Directors

of the

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Expresses condolences

to the families and friends of the victims of the senseless shooting

in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017.

The first responders and our public media colleagues also have our support and respect as they serve their community in this tragic situation. All of them are in our thoughts and prayers and have our deepest sympathies. It is a heartbreaking day for Nevada and for our country. With love and resolve we are confident the community and our country can move forward together.

 

Resolution Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017