A majority of public TV stations voted to create the National Forum for Public Television Executives (the CEO Forum) at a Convention of Stations in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 5, 1997.
The forum had been created in an extended process by a committee called the Core Working Group, initially appointed by America's Public Television Stations (APTS).
Questions & answers about the process of creating the Forum ("Countdown 97"), drafted by the Core Working Group, 1997
Participants: Core Working Group, Circle of Advisors, BMR Associates
Background documents of academic interest
Source: Countdown 97, the Core Working Group's web site, now largely stored at this site.