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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release April 28, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES NORMAN PATTIZ AS MEMBER OF THE BROADCASTING

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The President today announced the nomination of Norman Pattiz as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Mr. Pattiz of Los Angeles, California, is Founder and Chairman of Westwood One, America's largest radio network with over 7,000 affiliated stations worldwide. He serves on the Communications Board of UCLA, the Dean's Advisory Board of Cal State University Fullerton, and the Board of Governors for Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Mr. Pattiz holds an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors was created by the International Broadcasting Act of 1994. The Board, an independent agency as of October 1, 1999, manages 2,400 employees responsible for policy and budgetary oversight for all non-military international broadcasting services of the United States Government. These services include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and Television Marti, Worldnet Television and Radio Free Asia.

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