CPB responds to November IG report

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Have a few hours to kill and a love for pubcasting inside baseball? The CPB Board released its 70-page response to a November report by Inspector General Ken Konz that documented contracting, hiring and oversight problems within the corporation. Konz’s investigation was spurred by press reports about former Board Chair Kenneth Tomlinson’s transgressive efforts to “balance” pubcasting. For the first time in its 40-year history, says the executive summary, CPB has “initiated a top-to-bottom review of its operations and procedures. Never before has the organization undertaken a major organization of every task, operation and practice.” The Board instituted several governance policy changes and enhancements earlier this week (earlier post) and will continue to “engage in an ongoing review of the Corporation’s fulfillment of its statutory mission,” the response document says, “including that of objectivity and balance in radio and television programming.”