PBS President: Public broadcast provides vital services to communities
Nov. 13, 2017
Much has changed in the media landscape since the Public Broadcasting Act was signed 50 years ago, but PBS President Paula Kerger believes the need for public broadcast has not.
Speculation on the future of PBS arose in January, when the proposed White House budget cut funding for public broadcast. This sparked a national campaign to raise awareness as to the services offered by the beneficiaries of the public broadcast federal funds.
“We focus always on the people that watch as citizens,” Kerger said. “We really try to develop out content and ideas that we think are important, and that will make a difference.”