Nov 16, 2010
CPB Board resolution cites its "deep concerns" regarding NPR firing of Juan Williams
CPB's Board of Directors at its meeting today (Nov. 16) in New Orleans approved a resolution expressing its "deep concerns about the consequences of NPR's decisions" in the handling of correspondent Juan Williams' dismissal — a termination that is now undergoing an external review. It says that the public television and radio systems are "highly interdependent," which means the "actions of one public media stakeholder can affect the welfare of the others and the public media system as a whole." The resolution states that public reaction has been "highly critical." And it concludes that the consequences of NPR's actions are "renewed challenges to public media's journalistic integrity, Congressional attempts to reduce or eliminate funding for public media, and the impact such reductions will have on public media's future programming and services."
Posted by Dru at 5:05 PM