Broadcasting Board Of Governors' Tomlinson To Step Down
January 10, 2007 at 5:48 AM (PT)
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Chairman KENNETH TOMLINSON has announced that he has asked President BUSH not to renominate him for another term and will step down from the post once a successor is named. The controversial TOMLINSON had been nominated for a second term in 2005, but the vote did not come up before the end of the last CONGRESS, and congressional Democrats, now in the majority, have opposed the conservative TOMLINSON.
TOMLINSON, whose tenure at the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING was marked by charges of partisanship and using the office for personal business, says that he will be writing a book about his experiences. The BBG oversees the government's international broadcasting initiatives, including the VOICE OF AMERICA and RADIO/TV MARTI.