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Nov 07, 2017
PBS to Honor Tony Bennett in Music Special With Star-Studded Performances From Michael Buble, Michael Feinstein, Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams and Many More, Hosted by Bruce Willis
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA Washington, D.C., today announced the talent and broadcast plans for “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,” a PBS music special honoring Tony Bennett’s receipt of the Library of Congress...
Nov 03, 2017
CPB Board of Directors to Meet on November 13, 2017
The CPB Board of Directors will meet in Washington, D.C., on Monday, November 13, 2017, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Eastern Time.
On the draft agenda:
Nov 01, 2017
Award-Winning Director Stanley Nelson and Firelight Films Launches HBCU Tour with Public Media Stations for 'Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities'
The tour is a major part of HBCU Rising, the year-long multi-platform engagement project designed to drive dialogue sparked by the film among a variety of audiences.
Oct 18, 2017
CPB Board of Directors Audit and Finance Committee and Executive Compensation Committee to Meet Telephonically
The following committees of the CPB Board of Directors will meet telephonically:
Audit & Finance – Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET re: minutes and confidential, personnel matters (executive session).
Executive Compensation - Monday, November 6, 2017 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm ET...
Oct 17, 2017
CPB Commits $5.6 Million to Enhance PBS KIDS Digital Learning Experiences for Children
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2017) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded PBS KIDS a $5.6 million grant for digital innovation, which will help fund the creation of integrated video-and-game experiences for children, experimentation with short-form video and community engagement...
Oct 13, 2017
Two Top Prizes for Localore: Finding America at ONA 2017
BOSTON (October 12, 2017) -- The Online News Association (ONA) recognized two small public radio newsrooms for excellence in reporting for work produced with AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) through its Localore: Finding America initiative. The awards were announced in Washington, D.C.,...
Oct 02, 2017
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors Re-Elects Lori Gilbert as Chair and Bruce Ramer as Vice-Chair
Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2017) — The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting, today unanimously elected Lori Gilbert and Bruce Ramer to serve a second one-year term as chair and vice chair,...
Sep 26, 2017
CPB Awards Grant to NPR to Help Public Radio Stations Improve Emergency Messaging
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2017) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded a $419,000 grant to NPR, manager of the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS), to help public radio stations in “Tornado Alley” improve and expand their local emergency-messaging capabilities on mobile...
Sep 25, 2017
CPB Board of Directors to Meet on October 2-3, 2017
The CPB Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday, October 2, 2017, from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, and Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm.
Sep 15, 2017
CPB Awards More Emergency Grants to Public Media Stations for Hurricane Relief
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2017) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced additional emergency grants to include public radio and television stations damaged by Hurricane Irma.
The newest grants following Hurricane Irma include:
Sep 08, 2017
CPB Awards $3.3 Million to Five New Journalism Collaborations
Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2017) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is awarding $3.3 million to five regional journalism collaborations to promote local news coverage and newsgathering efficiency. The grants will help a total of 23 public media stations coordinate news services as well...
Sep 07, 2017
CPB Statement on Funding Decisions by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2017) -- Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement.