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Aug 16, 2018
CPB Awards $1.3 Million for Public Radio Urban Alternative Initiative
Funding will support KPVU (Houston Metro), WNSB (Norfolk, VA) and KUVO (Denver) transitioning to new locally customized formats using Hip Hop and R&B.
Aug 13, 2018
Black Public Media Announces Call for Applications for the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund
NEW YORK (August 13, 2018)—Black Public Media (BPM) today announced a call for applications for the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund (JJMSF). Established with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the $300,000 scholarship fund is inspired by the life and work of...
Aug 03, 2018
CPB Board of Directors Audit and Finance Committee to Meet Telephonically on August 13, 2018
The Audit and Finance Committee of the CPB Board of Directors will meet telephonically.
Jul 30, 2018
PBS Announces "Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History"
BEVERLY HILLS, CA; July 30, 2018 — Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History, a new three-hour documentary executive produced by Ken Burns, will premiere over three nights in Spring 2020 on PBS. Pulitzer Prize-winning...
Jul 12, 2018
CPB Statement on Funding Decisions by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees
Washington, DC (July 12, 2018) -- Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement.
“Recently, the House and Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies...
Jul 09, 2018
CPB Awards New York Public Radio $200,000 to Support Women in Podcasting
CHICAGO (July 11, 2018) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded a $200,000 grant to New York Public Radio (WNYC) for its Women’s Voices Initiative and its signature event, Werk It: A Women’s Podcasting Festival. The grant was announced today at the Public Media Development and...
Jul 09, 2018
CPB Funds PRX Public Media Podcasting Development Project
CHICAGO (July 11, 2018) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded PRX $1.5 million to fund a second round of Project Catapult, the podcasting development project that identifies and develops new talent while building public media’s capacity to create content across platforms. The grant...
Jul 03, 2018
CPB Board of Directors to Meet on July 16-17, 2018
The CPB Board of Directors will meet on Monday, July 16, 2018, from 10:30 am – 4:45 pm Eastern Time and Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 9:30 – 11:30 am Eastern Time. On the draft agenda:
Jul 02, 2018
PBS’ "A Capitol Fourth" Welcomes Back TV Legend John Stamos to Lead America's Independence Day Celebration
Washington, DC (July 2, 2018) – This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday, as "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos ("Fuller House," "Scream Queens") to host the festivities. Broadcast...
Jun 14, 2018
50 Public Media Stations Receive CPB Education Planning Grants
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 14, 2018) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded $500,000 to 50 public media stations across the country to explore innovative education programs. The grants of $10,000 per station will help fund research and planning, a crucial first step for stations to...
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).