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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.
Sep 07, 2017
American Graduate Day 2017 Highlights Student Pathways to Career Success and Workforce Development Opportunities on PBS Stations October 14, 2017
"American Graduate Day affirms public media’s commitment to lifelong learning, beginning with our youngest citizens, getting them ready to learn, and putting them on a path to a high school diploma and career success,” said Patricia Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public...
Sep 07, 2017
Audit and Finance Committee of the CPB Board of Directors to Meet Telephonically on September 18, 2017
The Audit and Finance Committee of the CPB Board of Directors will meet telephonically on Monday, September 18 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm ET. On the draft agenda:
Sep 01, 2017
CPB to Provide Emergency Grants to Areas Devastated by Hurricane Harvey
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2017) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced that it will provide up to $500,000 in emergency funds to public television and radio stations in areas of Texas and Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Harvey. These grants will help stations...
Sep 01, 2017
Maja Mrkoci Named Senior Vice President for Television Content and Innovation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2017) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has named Maja Mrkoci as its senior vice president for Television Content and Innovation. In this role, Mrkoci will oversee the development and implementation of CPB’s strategy for investing in television and...
Jul 28, 2017
PBS KIDS Announces the Return of Fan Favorite with New Digital Series THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW
Beverly Hills, CA, July 30, 2017 – Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS KIDS announced that this fall, the star of the classic series FETCH! WITH RUFF RUFFMAN returns in THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW, an all-new short-form animated digital series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn...
Jul 21, 2017
CPB Names Kathy Merritt as Senior Vice President for Journalism and Radio
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 24, 2017) -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has named Kathy Merritt Senior Vice President for Journalism and Radio effective August 7, 2017. She will be responsible for leading CPB's efforts to advance the public radio system and public media's broader...
Jun 27, 2017
Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore Joins the Blues Brothers for Special Guest Performance on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, America's National Independence Day Celebration, Live from the U.S. Capitol!
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2017) – Grammy and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and original soul man Sam Moore will join Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers for a special guest performance on the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S.