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National Forum for Public Television Executives

A majority of public TV stations voted to create the National Forum for Public Television Executives (the CEO Forum) at a Convention of Stations in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 5, 1997.

Current covered the founding as well as the discontinuance of the forum five years later in July 2003.

The forum had been created in an extended process by a committee called the Core Working Group, initially appointed by America’s Public Television Stations (APTS).

The Case for Change (draft), May 1997

Questions & answers about the process of creating the Forum (“Countdown 97″), drafted by the Core Working Group, 1997

Charter (as amended) for the National Forum for Public Television Executives, Nov. 5, 1997

Convention of Stations Summary of Votes, Nov. 5, 1997

Participants: Core Working Group, Circle of Advisors, BMR Associates

Background documents of academic interest

Phase 1: Overview of Conclusions and Their Implications, October 1996

Phase 2: The Search for Paradigms, June 1997

Second Draft (superceded) Recommendations of Core Working Group, Sept. 5, 1997

Third Draft (superceded) Recommendations of Core Working Group, Oct. 13, 1997 — the final draft before the convention

Source: Countdown 97, the Core Working Group’s web site, now largely stored at this site.

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