PBS Chief Decries Moves To Cut Funding

Paula Kerger said Saturday that a loss of federal dollars “would eliminate public broadcasting in areas I know it’s tremendously used.”


PBS’s Take On KCET Los Angeles’ Defection

Paula Kerger, president of the Public Broadcasting Service, explains how PBS tried to keep KCET Los Angeles in the fold, and why, ultimately, the public network couldn’t swing a deal. The station wanted a break on the $7 million is was paying PBS in dues. But it wouldn’t have been fair to other stations that play by the rules, says Kerger. “[T]he basic tenet is equity,” says Kerger. “They asked for something we couldn’t accommodate.”