Media Coalition Asks CPB Head Harrison to Increase Transparency for Second Time

September 14, 2005



Media Coalition Asks CPB Head Harrison to Increase Transparency for Second Time

Dear Ms. Harrison:

As you are aware, we believe openness and public accountability at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are critical to the health and success of public broadcasting. To that end, we were troubled by your August 18 letter dismissing our recommendations for increased transparency at the CPB, particularly for certain board activities concerning the allocation of taxpayer funds.

You wrote that the CPB has "statutory obligations that ensure transparency and openness, and [has] developed other mechanisms throughout [its] business and other internal processes that also reflect this commitment," and that our concerns "are addressed by current practice and policy."

However, we have reviewed the CPB website, bylaws, reports by the Office of the Inspector General and the Public Broadcasting Act closely, and found no policies governing:

Read the Letter (PDF)


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