PBS has honored its former chair Alberto Ibargüen for his contributions to civic engagement.
Ibargüen, c.e.o. of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and former PBS Board chair, received the PBS “Be More” Award celebrating individuals in pubTV who embody the spirit of helping Americans discover more, experience more and “be more.”
The former publisher of the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald leads Knight Foundation efforts to promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. “PBS applauds his commitment to informed and engaged communities, integrity and independence in journalism, and helping people reach their highest potential by ensuring that everyone has access to information that helps them understand more and be more,” said PBS President Paula Kerger.
The awards were presented during the PBS 2013 Annual Meeting in Miami May 15–16.