Newman's Own Foundation Makes $2.2 Million In Grants To Public Radio, TV
December 2, 2010 at 4:35 AM (PT)
The NEWMAN'S OWN FOUNDATION has announced $2.2 million in grants to PBS and nine public television and radio stations.
Among the grantees were SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY noncommercial Classical-News-Talk WSHU/FAIRFIELD, CT and WAMC NORTHEAST RADIO noncommercial News-Talk WAMC/ALBANY, NY. Besides PBS, television grantees included CONNECTICUT PUBLIC TELEVISION, KCET (TV)/LOS ANGELES (soon to drop PBS affiliation to become a noncommercial independent), KCTS-TV/SEATTLE, TPT (TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION)/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, WETA (TV)/WASHINGTON, WNET-TV/NEW YORK-WLIW-TV/GARDEN CITY, NY, and WTTW/CHICAGO.
"PAUL NEWMAN believed in the power of civic engagement and conversation to make ours and the future's a better world," said Foundation Pres. ROBERT FORRESTER. "Today we underscore our commitment to public broadcasting, a relationship that PAUL deeply valued and one we hope continues to inspire and expose people to new ideas, issues and dialogue."
"Our mission is to use the power of media to change lives, and help all Americans 'be more'," said PBS Pres./CEO PAULA KERGER. "Our member stations are just as diverse as our country, and each meets the unique needs of its local community. These grants will help us continue to serve those communities, foster rich civic dialogue, encourage participation in the arts, and provide access to quality education."