THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HEIDI SCHULMAN AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
President Clinton has appointed Heidi Schulman of Los Angeles, California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Ms. Schulman will serve as a recess appointee. Ms. Schulman's nomination is pending before the United States Senate.
Ms. Schulman, an Emmy-nominated television producer, has 25 years experience in broadcast journalism and documentaries. She earned her prime-time Emmy nomination for the 1994 documentary history "A Century Of Women" on TBS. From 1978-1990, Ms. Schulman covered government and public policy issues as an NBC News correspondent based in Los Angeles. Her earlier experience also includes serving as a political reporter and anchor at KNBC News, Los Angeles from 1973 to 1978, as an anchor and writer at KFWB and KPOL radio, Los Angeles from 1972 to 1973, producer and anchor/reporter at KCBS radio, San Francisco from 1969 to 1972, and as a researcher for NBC News, Washington from 1968 to 1969. From 1993 to 1994, Ms. Schulman served as programming consultant to the United States Information Agency's Worldnet Television. Ms. Schulman graduated from New York's Barnard College with a B.A. in government in 1968.
The President recess appointed Ms. Schulman because of her unique knowledge and experience in the television industry which are necessary to assist the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in its mission to set policies and establish programming priorities, especially in the realm of children's television shows.