THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WINTER D. HORTON, JR. AS A MEMBER OF THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Winter D. Horton, Jr. to serve as a Member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Mr. Horton, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is the President of the Young Oak Foundation and Special Projects Director for Senator Robert F. Bennett. From 1993 to 1994, Mr. Horton served as the Communications Director for Senator Bennett and from 1989 to 1992, he served as the Vice President of Marketing for Franklin Quest. Mr. Horton has extensive experience in television broadcasting, including serving as President of Centre Films, Inc. from 1971 to 1989, as Development Consultant for the Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street) from 1972 to 1973, as Vice President for Development, National Educational Television (forerunner to the Public Broadcasting System), as a television producer at Benton & Bowles Advertising, and as a television producer at KFSD in San Diego, California. He co-founded KCET, the public television station in Los Angeles. Mr. Horton holds a B.A. in speech from Pomona College.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, non-profit 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 of the CPB sets policies and establishes programming priorities for the Corporation. To fulfill this mission, the CPB distributes direct grants for operations and programming to approximately 340 CPB-supported public radio stations and approximately 200 public television grantees operating 355 stations in the United States and its territories.