THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HENRY J. CAUTHEN AND FRANK CRUZ TO THE BOARD OF THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Frank Cruz and the reappointment of Henry J. Cauthen as members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Mr. Cruz of California is chairman and one of the founders of the Gulf Atlantic Life Insurance Company, the first Hispanic-owned insurance company in the United States. He spent fourteen years as a reporter and anchor for ABC and NBC affiliates in Los Angeles.
Mr. Cauthen of South Carolina is president of the South Carolina Educational Television Network, a position he has held since 1965. He is also a former Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit entity, authorized by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, in order to provide high- quality, educational, informational, and cultural programming for all Americans. The Board of Directors sets policies and establishes programming priorities for the Corporation. To fulfill this mission, the CPB distributes direct grants for operations and programming to 340 CPB-supported public radio stations and 200 public television grantees operating 355 stations in the U. S. and its territories.