Jan 30, 2006
CPB announced production funding today for 20 of the 35 finalists in its America at a Crossroads initiative of 9/11-related films [RFP and lists of finalists]. Washington's WETA will package eight of the 20 as a series, CPB said.
Posted by Steve at 6:20 PM
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill will change its name Feb. 17, adding the words "and National Journal." The National Journal, an elite (subscriptions cost $1,800 a year) chronicler of the federal government, may someday share stories with the PBS program but will start as a partnership in marketing and fundraising, the New York Times reported today. Two National Journal advertisers, Boeing and Chevron, will join the program.
Posted by Steve at 9:09 AM
To make up for Congress's 1 percent rescission from this year's appropriation, the CPB Board juggled its budget Friday, moving $2.8 million to the Community Service Grant pool. The money comes from the "system support" part of CPB's budget, which also assist stations, covering some satellite and copyright costs.
Posted by Steve at 8:44 AM