Feb 9, 2012

CPB to present Community Lifeline Awards for station response during disasters

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has established a Community Lifeline Award (PDF) to recognize pubcasting stations "that have provided exceptionally exemplary service to their communities" during "local emergencies, natural disasters, and other urgent situations." Any station that receives a Community Service Grant may apply. The station must have provided information and updates in close coordination with government agencies and first responders, presented extensive coverage of the situation, and station staff "demonstrated strong personal commitment" during the crisis through long hours or "calmness under pressure." The number of recipients of the award will vary; CPB estimates presenting two to three annually.

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