THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD E. KAUFMAN AS A MEMBER OF THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Edward E. Kaufman, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Mr. Edward E. Kaufman, of Wilmington, Delaware, currently serves as a member to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kaufman was Chief of Staff to Senator Joseph Biden, for 22 years. He is also a Senior Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University School of Law and Co-Chair of the Duke University School of Law Center for the Study of the Congress.
Mr. Kaufman received his BSME degree from Duke University and his MBA degree from the Wharton School.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors was created by the Board of International Broadcasting Act of 1994. The Board is responsible for policy and budgetary oversight for all of the entities controlling the consolidated international broadcasting assets of the United States government. These entities include Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America, Radio and Television Marti, and Radio Free Asia. Currently under the aegis of the United States Information Agency (USIA), the Board will become an independent Federal Agency in October 1999.