CPB Board chooses Ramer as chair, Pryor as vice-chair

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At its meeting in New Orleans today (Nov. 16), the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting elected Bruce Ramer (left) as its new chairman, and David Pryor as vice-chairman.

Ramer is an attorney and partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown in Beverly Hills, Calif., specializing in entertainment and media. He has been active in public television for nearly 20 years, joining the board of KCET in Los Angeles in 1992 and serving as its chair from 2001 to 2003. He was appointed to the CPB board by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate in October 2008.

Pryor, who joined the board in November 2006, is a former U.S. Senator, Representative, and Arkansas governor. He served as dean of the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, and was director of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

Each will serve a one-year term. (Image: Current)

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