Wingspread Conference Statement of Principles on Editorial Integrity in the Program Process for State Licensees of Public Broadcasting Stations, 1984

Posted: November 29, 1999

“Credibility is the currency of our programming. … To maintain a credible public service programming effort, we must assure its credibility by: … Assuring that this policy, once in place, can be implemented free from undue external pressures, whether from political, financial or other sources …” Continue reading

Seize the diversity market: a pragmatic view

Posted: November 1, 1999

With the search for Ervin Duggan’s successor now underway, public broadcasting has an opportunity to reflect on how the next PBS president should deal with the many controversial issues facing the system — 30-second spots, leasing of the digital spectrum, … Continue reading

Carnegie I: Membership, preface of report, 1967

Posted: October 16, 1999

The Carnegie Commission on Educaational Television, a 15-member panel created in 1965 by a major foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, released its report, Public Television: A Program for Action, on Jan. 26, 1967. Carnegie I popularized the phrase … Continue reading

Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Public Broadcasting

Posted: August 17, 1999

Summary of Recommendations, July 1993 These are the recommendations of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Public Television, released in the July 1993 report Quality Time? The complete 188-page paperback, including a background paper by Richard Somerset-Ward, published by … Continue reading

DEI recommendations for mailing list guidelines

Posted: July 31, 1999

After stations’ list practices exploded as a political issue, an organization of public radio fundraisers, the Development Exchange, issued this advice written by the associate director of its Center for Membership Support. Comments The value of members acquired by mail … Continue reading