Aug 15, 2006

CPB Announces More Public Radio Stations to Receive Community Service Grant Funds in Fiscal Year 2007

Eleven public radio stations will receive their first Community Service Grants from CPB in fiscal year 2007, thanks to newly expanded eligibility criteria. The stations will collectively get more than $1 million.

Viewers perceive sponsor influence in NewsHour report

Did the NewsHour soft-pedal its reporting on BP, the giant oil company and program sponsor that drew wide criticism last week after shutting down its Prudhoe Bay production facility? Some viewers think so, and others who wrote to PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler don't like the ads on PBS Kids Sprout.