Former Chairman Tomlinson Resigns From CPB Board
November 3, 2005 at 7:41 PM (PT)
Former CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING Chairman KENNETH TOMLINSON has resigned under fire from the CPB board as the board began its review of the Inspector General's report about TOMLINSON's use of CPB money to push public TV and radio to feature more conservative programming.
TOMLINSON left the board THURSDAY, according to an official CPB statement that said that the board does not believe TOMLINSON "acted maliciously or with any intent to harm CPB or public broadcasting" but that it "expresses its disappointment in the performance of (unnamed) former key staff whose responsibility it was to advise the board and its members." The statement also notes that TOMLINSON is disupting the report's findings. The report is presently confidential but will be made public later this month when presented to Reps. JOHN DINGELL (D-MI) and DAVID OBEY (D-WI).