Jun 14, 2006

House committee restores $20 mil to CPB

The House Appropriations committee restored $20 million to CPB's 2007 funding, but didn't alter its proposals to eliminate $104.5 million in federal aid for digital conversion and edtech programs, report the Los Angeles Times and Broadcasting & Cable. The committee also declined to provide a 2009 advance appropriation for CPB.

Atlas to exit PBS this month

Another change to the PBS executive ranks: Los Angeles-based Co-Chief Programmer Jacoba Atlas will leave her job at the end of the month, reports the New York Times. John Wilson, programming co-chief working at PBS headquarters, keeps his job and will report to Boland. Wilson's claim to fame, according to the Washington Post's Lisa de Moraes, is being "the guy who moved Masterpiece Theatre from Sunday."