Member Meeting

Expanding Education and Access Through Public Media

11:30 AM

Townsend Hotel

Paula Kerger

President & CEO


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Paula Kerger, President & CEO of PBS, addressed the Detroit Economic Club on Friday March 24, 2017, and offered her thoughts on possible federal funding cuts and PBS’ passion to serve every member of the American public.

“At a time when 1 in 5 houses do not have cable and 16% lack access to broadband, public television is the only near universal service accessible in any home in every town across the country,” said Kerger. “For many Americans, especially low-income families, public television is their only connection to a wider world. It may be their only opportunity to see a Broadway show or access non-commercial public affairs programming.”

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Lou Anna K. Simon


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