President’s fourth nominee to CPB Board is former WGBH newsman

By Dru Sefton

President Barack Obama has nominated Howard Husock, a former producer, director and reporter at WGBH, to serve on the CPB Board of Directors. Husock is currently vice president for policy research at the Manhattan Institute, a libertarian think tank, and directs its Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy Initiative. Husock also served as director of case studies in public policy and management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His tenure at WGBH, during which he won three Emmys and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, was from 1979-86.

Husock is the president’s fourth CPB Board nominee. The three others are Bruce Ramer, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney and former CPB Board chair;  Jannette Lake Dates, a Howard University communications professor; and Brent Nelson, a political science professor at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and chair of the Educational Television Commission that oversees SCETV in South Carolina.The nominations must be approved by the Senate.

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