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Jul 14, 2004
Statement of Public Broadcasters in Support of S. 2645, a Bill to Reauthorize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
We welcome the introduction of this legislation reauthorizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and are grateful for its recognition of the service provided to our nation by hundreds of local public television and radio stations over the past four decades. We hope to build on this record of...
May 21, 2004
Statement of Robert T. Coonrod President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Regarding the GAO report entitled, "Issues Related to Federal Funding for Public Television"
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting generally agrees with many of the observations made by GAO in its report, "Issues Related to Federal Funding for Public Television," and with the GAO's recommendation that CPB should broaden the scope of its digital funding to include production equipment and...
Jun 25, 2003
Statement of Public Broadcasters In Response to the Senate Labor/HHS Appropriations Mark-up
[Note to editors and reporters: Today the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations endorsed $400 million in advance appropriations for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in fiscal year 2006 and also recommended $55 million for digital conversion for fiscal...
Jun 19, 2003
Statement of Public Broadcasters In Response to the House Labor/HHS Appropriations Mark-up
[Note to editors and reporters: Today, the U.S. House Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee agreed to the President's budget proposal, which provides no new separate funding in FY 04 to public broadcasting for its digital transition or satellite interconnection. Instead, the Subcommittee...
Feb 03, 2003
Statement of Public Broadcasters In Response to the President's 2004 Budget Plan
We in public broadcasting understand that the combination of a war on terrorism and a weakened economy will have a serious impact on federal appropriations, including our own.
Nonetheless, the President's budget would, if enacted, seriously compromise our ability to deliver the services we are...
Jan 31, 2002
Announcement by Robert T. Coonrod President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
This is a period of extraordinary change for public broadcasting. Several trends are converging. How public broadcasting responds to them during the next 18 months to two years will determine the shape and performance of the next era in public broadcasting. All of the stations and related national...
Jul 20, 2001
Statement of Robert T. Coonrod, President and CEO Corporation for Public Broadcasting on Congressional Funding for Public Broadcastings Digital Transition
WASHINGTON, DC -- The House and Senate today approved a fiscal year 2001 supplemental spending bill, which includes $20 million for public broadcastings digital transition. We expect the President will sign it into law.
Apr 09, 2001
Statement by Robert T. Coonrod, President and CEO Corporation for Public Broadcasting In Response to the President's FY 2002 Budget Proposal
"For 25 years, Congress has found that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's mission required the provision of advance appropriations. Knowing our funding level two years in advance has provided public broadcasting stations adequate time to produce and acquire programming for future years,...
Mar 19, 1999
CPB PRESIDENT TO APPEAR BEFORE HOUSE APPROPRIATORS
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 19 -- Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) President and CEO Robert T. Coonrod will testify Tuesday, March 23 before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee on behalf of CPB's Fiscal Year 2002, digital...
Feb 01, 1999
Statement of Public Broadcasting National Organizations Regarding President Clintons Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Funding for Digital Transition Is Proposed
[Editors note: President Clintons Fiscal Year 2000 budget, which was submitted to Congress today, includes a request for a five-year public broadcasting digital transition fund totalling $450 million, now in its second year. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting will receive $15 million in FY...
Jun 17, 1998
Statement by Public Broadcasting Leaders in Response to Tauzin/Markey Legislative Proposal
The proposal to change the way public broadcasting will be funded, presented this week by Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-LA) at the 1998 PBS Annual Meeting, provides a good starting point for a critical discussion of the issues. We were especially pleased to see that the plan recognizes the need for...
Feb 02, 1998
Statement by Public Broadcasting Executives Regarding President Clinton's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
(Editor's Note: President Clinton's Fiscal Year 1999 budget, which was submitted to Congress today, includes a request for a $450 million investment, over five years, in public broadcasting's transition from analog to digital technology. The Administration proposes $375 million for the Corporation...