Tag: Corporation for Public Broadcasting

WOSU hits Capitol Hill as Sequestration hits all Public Media

WOSU hits Capitol Hill as Sequestration hits all Public Media

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I would just as soon we never had to learn the meaning of this new word in our vocabulary: Sequestration. But there it is, this unlucky 13 letter word that is dominating the news and impacts the fiscal health of all federally funded organizations including all of public broadcasting.  At WOSU Public Media, we receive [...]

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Losing Federal Funding = 130 Stations Go Dark

Losing Federal Funding = 130 Stations Go Dark

| July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

If Congress stops allocating federal funds to public broadcasting, what would happen?  A new study points to a bleak future for many stations across America.  At least 54 public TV stations and 76 public radio operators would be at “high risk of no longer being able to sustain operations” if federal support disappeared.  The report [...]

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Budget deal a blow to Public Broadcasting…but it could’ve been worse

Budget deal a blow to Public Broadcasting…but it could’ve been worse

| April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The House today passed legislation to fund the federal government through the remainder of the fiscal year. The Senate is expected to pass the bill shortly and the President to sign it. For public broadcasting, the legislation provides the Corporation for Public Broadcasting $445 million and $6 million for CPB’s digital projects (a stinging $30 [...]

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Federal Funding: It’s not about NPR

Federal Funding: It’s not about NPR

| March 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

(Note: The following was published as a letter to the editor from Tom Rieland in the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday, March 13) The recent controversy at NPR, including the resignation of its CEO this week, has resulted in a range of editorials from pundits who have little understanding of how the public broadcast system has [...]

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