Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 (Public Broadcasting Act of 1967). CPB's mission is to ensure universal access, over-the-air and online, to high-quality content and telecommunications services that are commercial free and free of charge. It does this in conjunction with non-commercial educational telecommunications licensees across America.

CPB is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting and the largest single source of funding for public radio, television, and related online and mobile services. It distributes more than 70% of its funding to more than 1,500 locally owned public radio and television stations.

CPB strives to support diverse programs and services that inform, educate, enlighten and enrich the public. Through grants, CPB encourages the development of content that addresses the needs of underserved audiences, especially children and minorities. CPB also funds multiple digital platforms used by thousands of public media producers and production companies throughout the country.

CPB's core values of collaboration, innovation, engagement, and diversity, help to inform our program investments system-wide.

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  • Arizona sues Biden over federal money being used for schools without mask rules January 22, 2022
    The lawsuit filed in Phoenix federal court on Friday comes a week after the U.S. Treasury Department demanded that Ducey either restructure the $163 million program to eliminate restrictions it says undermine public health recommendations or pay back the money.image: Byline: Bob Christie, Associated PressLink: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/arizona-sues-biden-over-federal-money-bein…
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  • Trump appointed judge blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate January 21, 2022
    U.S. Judge Jeffrey Brown ruled Friday that opponents of Biden's vaccination mandate for federal employees were likely to succeed at trial and blocked the government from enforcing the requirement.image: Byline: Associated PressLink: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/trump-appointed-judge-blocks-biden-federal…
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  • WATCH: White House COVID task force bolsters vaccine booster messaging January 21, 2022
    Three new U.S. studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have gotten booster shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the studies Friday.image: Byline: Mike Stobbe, Associated PressLink: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/watch-live-white-house-covid-task-force-hold…
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  • U.S. COVID testing is 'haphazard.' Here's what experts recommend January 21, 2022
    The pandemic's ever-shifting demands mean goals must be established now to build up the country's testing capacity for the future.image: Byline: Laura SanthanamLink: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/whats-the-smartest-way-for-the-u-s-to-use-co…
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