THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES THE CHAIR AND THREE MEMBERS OF THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF BROADCASTING
The President today announced his intention to nominate David W. Burke of New York as Chairman and Edward E. Kaufman of Delaware, Tom C. Korologos of Virginia and Bette Bao Lord of New York as Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the International Bureau of Broadcasting. The Honorable Joseph Duffey, Director of the United States Information Agency, serves as an Ex-Officio Member of the bipartisan board, which will have nine members total, including Director Duffey.
Mr. Burke is currently a member of the Board and Trustee of Dreyfus Funds. He is the former President of CBS News and has served as both Vice President and Executive Vice President of ABC News. Mr. Burke is the former Secretary to New York Governor Hugh Carey during the New York City fiscal crisis, 1975-1977.
Mr. Kaufman is President of Public Strategies, a political and management consulting firm in Wilmington, Delaware. He is the former Chief of Staff to Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE). He is a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Kaufman is a partner with Online Resources, Inc., a data base research firm.
Mr. Korologos is the President of Timmons & Company, a government relations consulting firm. He formerly served in the as Chairman of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Greece, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Media Fund.
Mrs. Lord is a recognized author and lecturer whose works include Legacies, A Chinese Mosaic, which was chosen by Time magazine as one of the ten best non-fiction books of 1990, and Spring Moon, a New York Times Bestseller nominated for the American Book Award. She is also Chairman of the Freedom House Board of Trustees.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors was created by the International Broadcasting Act of 1994. Members of the Board will be responsible for policy and budgetary oversight for all of the non-military international broadcasting services of the United States Government, under the aegis of the United States Information Agency (USIA). These services include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and Television Marti, Worldnet Television and the planned Radio Free Asia.