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PBS Stations Elect Professional and Lay Directors to PBS Board of Directors

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Today Pat Mitchell, PBS President and CEO, announced the names of the PBS Board members who were elected by PBS member stations in a nationwide vote that took place by mail during the month of August.

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Pat Mitchell Remarks to National Press Club

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Since becoming President of PBS, I've often been at podiums like this one, with audiences like this one, although perhaps not as well informed or well prepared as a National Press Club gathering or one with so many familiar faces, those of friends and colleagues in public broadcasting.

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Cheri Carter Named Executive Director of the PBS Foundation

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Following a nation-wide search, Cheri Carter has been appointed Executive Director of the PBS Foundation, an organization formed in June 2004 to help ensure the long term financial stability of PBS and its member stations.

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PBS to Review Editorial Standards for On-Air and Online Content

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As part of its continuing commitment to programming quality, integrity and independence, the PBS Board of Directors has authorized a review of PBS program and other content policies.

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Chris DeCesaris Appointed PBS Controller and Assistant Treasurer

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Chris DeCesaris has been promoted to the position of PBS Controller and Assistant Treasurer. In this new role, he will manage and account for all banking and investment advisor transactions, coordinate all audits of PBS, manage the work flow of the accounting department, and direct the preparation of quarterly financial statements and analyses.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: PBS Board Meeting to Take Place February 3 in Miami, Florida

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Meetings of the Public Broadcasting Service Board of Directors and its Committees will take place at The Palms Hotel, 3025 Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida on February 3, 2005.

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PBS CEO Pat Mitchell Charts a Course for Robust Public Service Media in America

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Citing 2005 as a transformational year for public television, Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of PBS, opened today's forum stating that securing supplemental sources of revenue for public television is central to the long term ability of PBS to provide quality programming and educational content for the next generation of Americans.

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PBS Names Ronnie Gunnerson Senior Advisor, Foundation Relations

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has named Ronnie Gunnerson Senior Advisor, Foundation Relations. In this role, Ms. Gunnerson will lead PBS' efforts to increase national foundation support for its major programming and education initiatives.

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PBS Appoints Dawn Ciccone Associate Director of Cause Marketing and Licensing

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PBS announced today that Dawn Ciccone has been named Associate Director of Cause Marketing and Licensing. Cause-marketing programs allow PBS and member stations to earn revenue for programming and services while providing high-quality products that extend public television's educational mission beyond the screen.

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PBS Appoints Linda Simensky as Senior Director, Programming, PBS KIDS ®

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Children's programming veteran Linda Simensky has been named Senior Director of Children's Programming for PBS. The announcement was made by John F. Wilson, Senior Vice President, PBS Programming, to whom Ms. Simensky will report. Beginning November 3, 2003, she will be based at PBS corporate headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

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PBS Names Elizabeth Suarez Vice President, Development

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PBS has promoted Elizabeth Suarez to Vice President, Development. An experienced fundraising leader who has served PBS member stations for more than seven years, Ms. Suarez will report directly to Wayne Godwin, PBS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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PBS Appoints Jean Crawford Director for PBS Parents Web Site

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PBS has appointed Jean Crawford as the new Director of PBS Parents, a resource-rich Web site for parents and caregivers at pbsparents.org. Ms. Crawford joins PBS from America Online, where she served as Programming Director, Parenting Channel. She will begin work at PBS corporate headquarters October 6.

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Ellen Flahive to Join PBS as Vice President, Sponsorship Sales

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Ellen Flahive, executive director of the PBS Sponsorship Group, has been appointed vice president, Sponsorship Sales for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Ms. Flahive will be based in New York City and will report directly to Judy L. Harris, executive vice president, PBS Businesses & Development, beginning May 1.

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Barbara Levy Landes Appointed PBS' New CFO

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Barbara Levy Landes has been named the new senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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Statement of Public Broadcasters In Response to the President's 2004 Budget Plan

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We in public broadcasting understand that the combination of a war on terrorism and a weakened economy will have a serious impact on federal appropriations, including our own.

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