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PBS entrusts key funding job to good friend of its president

With PBS under increasing budgetary pressure, President Paula Kerger recently turned to Smithsonian Institution fundraiser Brian Reddington for the important new post of senior v.p. of development and executive director of the PBS Foundation. In January, when she told the PBS Board of Reddington’s selection, she said he was a friend of hers. Kerger did not mention that she, her husband and Reddington owned a condominium together in New York City from September 2003 to September 2006. Continue reading


PBS: Your source for baseball talent

A few PBSers will return to the action in the National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) league this spring. KCET President Al Jerome formed the California Blue Jays in 2002, recruiting diamond stars such as the strong double-play combination of shortstop … Continue reading

Television programs

‘Tent-poles’ ahead

PBS is raising tent-poles to reinvigorate its primetime lineup. Over the next one to three years, it will shrink down a number of as-yet-unidentified series to high-profile special events, then use the freed-up production money and schedule space to nurture new shows it hopes will mature into icons. Continue reading