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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Where We Are

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Our work is being scaled in local communities. There, we are developing a critical mass of public innovators and boundary-spanning groups that can collectively address local challenges and shift the civic culture of those communities.

GOP Budget: The Anti-Robin Hood Spending Plan

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.

PBS Finds A 'Lost Generation' Of Viewers, Thanks To 'Downton,' Romney And Mr. Rogers Remixed | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media

Here's a fact that may increase your faith in Americans' viewing habits: PBS is the only broadcast network that is steady in the key 18-49 demographic...

National Dialogue Falling Prey to Sesame Street Headlines

Carol Roth | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Carol Roth

Does the suggestion of eliminating this funding mean that PBS, NPR and other public broadcasting isn't worthwhile? Absolutely not. But there are other ways to ensure their viability without adding to the debt burden of the government.

Big Bird, Jim Lehrer, Richard Nixon and Me

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Mitt Romney is not the first Republican to try to kill PBS, Sesame Street and Big Bird; forty years ago Richard Nixon tried to do the same thing.

FireBigBird T-Shirts Selling Like Crazy

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

Two teens are on a mission to save Big Bird. On the heels of Mitt Romney’s statement last week during the presidential debate that he plans to p...

Why Big Bird Is Like the Guy Who Used to Deliver Ice in Brooklyn

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Like a plumber, market forces should control the fate of artists, too. And publicly funded TV shows, as well as theater companies and people whose artistic medium is yarn.

What Big Bird Would Tell Mitt Romney If He Could

Lee Banville | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Lee Banville

If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. Threaten it all and the 2011 federal deficit would shrink from approximately $1,299,000,000,000 to $1,298,555,000,000. It's not nothing, but is it worth the cost?

Hey Mitt: Don't Mess With My PBS

Chris C. Anderson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Chris C. Anderson

Mitt, if you're elected and you lay one finger, just one finger on my PBS, there will be hell to pay.

NPR Hires Lobbyists

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Media

National Public Radio has hired the lobbying firm Navigators Global, according to disclosure forms filed Thursday. NPR has come under fire from som...

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Mister Rogers and Me

Dan Persons | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the newest episode of my ongoing radio show, I review Mister Rogers and Me, a documentary from filmmaker Benjamin Wagner with a somewhat deceptive title.

The Real Problem With Media Today? The Audience

Larry Womack | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Larry Womack

Do traditional news outlets falter? Of course they do, all the time. And opinion does color the facts. But that is certainly no excuse to choose to expose yourself only to the work of journalists who you know share your political inclinations.

PBS Chief Calls For Viewers To Oppose Romney

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The head of PBS wants viewers to oppose Mitt Romney's call to end funding of public broadcasting. PBS chief P...

Where In Development Is The Carmen Sandiego Movie?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Potentially on a screen near you thanks to Jennifer Lopez. Walden Media has acquired rights to turn Where In...

Will Guzzardi

Latino Radio Station To Be Sold, But Youth Fight To Keep It | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.20.2011 | Chicago

One of the nation's most innovative youth media projects could soon fall victim to withering budget cutbacks -- but the Latino community that the proj...

Public Broadcasters Gather For Crisis Talks

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.26.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — PBS anchor Jim Lehrer told public broadcasters Tuesday that they must continue to defend their federal funding and raise more money...

NPR Gets Some Good News

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 06.14.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Despite efforts to strip government funding for public broadcasting, PBS chief Paula Kerger said the federal budget deal retains most...

NPR: The Saga Continues

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

The modestly-paid but dedicated journalists at NPR are part of a forty year history that has given listeners a deeper and richer portrait of America and the world than any other broadcast news organization in the country.

In Defense of NPR

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

Come on now: Let's take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective. Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from the its l...

Invest in Democracy, Don't Cut it

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

While our nation invests billions of dollars to promote democracy abroad, Congress is considering significant cuts that threaten democracy here at home.

Public Broadcasting, StoryCorps, and Me

Sarah Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah Littman

StoryCorps' single largest funder is Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The elimination of federal funding for public broadcasting would essentially be a death knell for StoryCorps, which has brought so much joy to so many.

Zeroing Out Public Broadcasting Does Not Add up

Paula Kerger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paula Kerger

To disregard the immense value of public broadcasting at this decisive moment in our history would be an object lesson in "penny wise and pound foolish."

How to Save Ourselves From the 'Save PBS' Routine

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

If the energy behind the campaigns to "save" the CPB were dedicated to building support for an independent public trust, we could build the kind of public media system the country deserves.

House Votes to Reverse Net Neutrality; Set to Zero Out NPR

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Public media, now on the chopping block, is one of the only places you can find critical journalism and trustworthy educational programming, and it costs less than $1.50 per person per year.

Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Alan Chartock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan Chartock

Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn's op-ed, calling for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is truly one of the most disingenuous pieces of propaganda I have ever read.