THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARC B. NATHANSON AS CHAIR OF THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF BROADCASTING
The President today announced his intent to appoint Marc B. Nathanson as Chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the International Bureau of Broadcasting. This appointment will be effective November 1.
Mr. Marc B. Nathanson, of Los Angeles, California, is a well-known international businessman and cable television pioneer. He is the founder and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Cable TV which serves in excess of one million subscribers in over 800 communities in 26 states. Mr. Nathanson is a 29-year veteran of the cable TV industry and was elected a member of the "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. He has served on the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the last three years and is also on the Board of the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors was created by the International Broadcasting Act of 1994. Members of the Board are responsible for policy and budgetary oversight for all 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 Radio Free Asia.