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May 25, 2018
Live from the U.S. Capitol on the 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day : An American Tradition Honoring Our Heroes, PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert
Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2018) On the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, PBS’ multi- award-winning "National Memorial Day Concert" returns live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The 29th annual broadcast of the "...
May 24, 2018
U.S. Senate Confirms Two Nominees to the CPB Board of Directors
Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2018) –The United States Senate has confirmed the nominations of Rubydee Calvert and Laura Gore Ross to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
May 15, 2018
PBS to air "Going to War," a New Documentary About the Veteran Experience, on Memorial Day
"Going to War" illuminates the deep human responses that transcend battles and cultures and are universal throughout history.
May 10, 2018
PBS and OZY Media Announce the Premiere of a New Primetime Documentary Series, 'Breaking Big,' Airing This Summer on PBS Stations
ARLINGTON, Va., and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (May 9, 2018) — PBS and OZY Media announced today that the third primetime television show from OZY Media, BREAKING BIG, will premiere Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. BREAKING BIG, a 12-episode documentary series,...
May 09, 2018
PBS KIDS to Launch 'Molly of Denali,' First Nationally Distributed Children's Series to Feature Alaska Native Lead Character
Arlington, VA (May 9, 2018) – Today at the PBS Annual Meeting, PBS KIDS announced MOLLY OF DENALI, a new animated series that will debut nationwide in summer 2019 on PBS stations, the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms. Produced by WGBH Boston, MOLLY OF DENALI is an action-...
May 08, 2018
CPB funds Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund
“Through the Jacquie Jones Scholarship Fund CPB will be encouraging a new generation of storytellers inspired by Jacquie’s work to be brave, creative and innovative,” said CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison.
May 01, 2018
CPB Awards $350,000 in Veterans Coming Home: Finding What Works Grants to 14 Public Media Stations
The project will focus on successful examples of veterans “finding what works” as they transition to civilian life.
Apr 26, 2018
CPB Board of Directors to Meet on Monday, May 7, 2018
The CPB Board of Directors will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Monday, May 7, from 12:00 – 2:30 pm Central Time.
On the draft agenda:
Apr 24, 2018
CPB Names Jan Schaffer as Ombudsman
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2018) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced that J-Lab founder Jan Schaffer has been named ombudsman for a three-year term, effective May 1. She succeeds former Washington Post Senior Editor Milton Coleman, whose three-year term expired.
Apr 19, 2018
Statement of Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray and distinguished members of the subcommittee, thank you for allowing me to submit this testimony on behalf of America’s public media service—public television and public radio—on-air, online and in the community. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)...
Apr 02, 2018
PRSS Announces 27 ‘Tornado Alley’ Public Radio Stations for CPB-Funded Metadata Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2018) – The Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) has announced the 27 public radio stations that are participating in a project aimed at helping them improve and expand their local emergency-messaging capabilities on mobile devices and other digital platforms. The...
Mar 22, 2018
CPB Statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018
Washington, DC (March 23, 2018) -- Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement.
“Today, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which provides $445 million for CPB’s FY 2020 advance appropriation...