President Obama chooses Ramer for second term on CPB Board

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate Bruce Ramer, former CPB chair, to serve another term on the CPB Board of Directors.

Ramer is a partner at the Los Angeles entertainment and media law firm Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, and counts among his clients Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood. Ramer served on the CPB Board from October 2008 to December 2012, and chaired the group during his final two years.

This will be the board’s first appointment since Patty Cahill, former g.m. of KCUR-FM in Kansas City, Mo., joined the directors in 2009. Ramer must be confirmed by the Senate for the four-year appointment.

In December 2012, terms expired for two other directors: former magazine executive Chris Boskin of San Francisco, and television news director Lori Gilbert of Elko, Nev. Just three active members remain, Cahill, Elizabeth Sembler and David Pryor.

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