THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES MARC B. NATHANSON, MEMBER OF THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF BROADCASTING
The President today announced his intent to nominate Marc B. Nathanson of California as a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the International Bureau of Broadcasting. The Honorable Joseph Duffey, Director of the United States Information Agency, will serve as an Ex-Officio Member of the bipartisan board, which will have nine members total, including Director Duffey.
Mr. Nathanson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Cable TV which serves in excess of one million subscribers in over 700 communities in 27 states. Mr. Nathanson is a 26 year veteran of the cable TV industry and was elected a member of "Cable Pioneers" in 1982. He is a member of the board of governors of AIDS Project Los Angeles and a Trustee of the John E. Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
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. In addition to Mr. Nathanson, the President last week announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to the Broadcasting Board of Governors: David Burke, Tom Korologos, Ted Kaufman and Bette Bao Lord.