….and soon that’s all we’ll see, on PBS at any rate.
June 23, 2005
Public Broadcasting Names New President
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 2:48 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, already embroiled in controversy over allegations of a liberal-leaning bias in PBS programming, chose a former Republican Party co-chairman Thursday as its president and chief executive.
Patricia S. Harrison, the assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, was selected following three days of closed-door meetings by the corporation’s board of directors.
Democratic lawmakers last week urged the CPB to put off choosing a new president, citing concerns about political interference by the corporation’s chairman, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson. A Republican, Tomlinson, has been critical of public affairs programming at PBS, alleging that it’s too liberal.
In a statement, PBS said it looked forward to working with Harrison. It added: ”We have every expectation that she will execute her responsibilities with nonpartisan integrity.”