THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHERYL HALPERN AS A MEMBER OF THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS The President has announced his intention to nominate Cheryl
Halpern of New Jersey as a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the International Bureau of Broadcasting.
Mrs. Halpern has participated extensively in community activities on the national, state and local level. She has served on the Executive Board of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, and the Community Relations Council for the Metrowest Jewish Federation. Mrs. Halpern presently participates in real estate development and other private investment concerns. Since 1990, she has served as a Member of the Board for International Broadcasting, the predecessor to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
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. These services include the Voice of America, Radio Free/Radio Liberty, Radio and Television Marti, Worldnet Television and planned Radio Free Asia.
In addition to Mrs. Halpern, the President has announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to the Broadcasting Board of Governors: David Burke, Tom Korologos, Edward Kaufman, Bette Bao Lord, Marc Nathanson, and Alberto Mora.
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.