THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES DIANE D. BLAIR AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
The President today announced the nomination of Diane D. Blair to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Ms. Diane D. Blair, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas. In addition, Ms. Blair has served as a Member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors since 1993, and has served as Chair since 1997. Ms. Blair previously served as Chair of the CPB Educational Committee. From 1980 to 1986, she served on the Arkansas Educational Television Commission including both as Chairman from 1985 to 1986, and as Vice-Chairman from 1983 to 1985. From 1986 to 1988, Ms. Blair was Chairman of the Arkansas Governor's Task Force on Satellite Television Instruction. Ms. Blair has published Arkansas Politics and Government: Do the People Rule?, Silent Hattie Speaks, The Personal Journal of Senator Hattie Caraway, and numerous articles regarding state and local government and women in politics.
Ms. Blair graduated cum laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in 1959, and received her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas in 1967.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, non-profit entity authorized by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 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 more than one thousand public radio and television stations nationwide.