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Paula Kerger, President and CEO, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)Michael Isip, President and CEO, KQEDJohn Boland, President Emeritus, KQED; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors More than 50 years after the establishment of the Public Broadcasting Act, which set the foundation for PBS and NPR, the media landscape has changed in ways that advocates for these services never could have imagined. Yet their vision for a noncommercial broadcasting system that takes risks and addresses the needs of the public has endured. Paula Kerger, PBS CEO and president, joins Michael Isip, KQED president and CEO, and John Boland, KQED president emeritus, to discuss the future of public media amidst great technological, political and environmental upheaval. With much of the traditional local news space shrinking and with trust in news at an all-time low, how are PBS and public media affiliates such as KQED adapting to serve communities? How can stations and audiences respond to attacks on the free press? And how are these organizations changing with their audiences and the ways they consume media? -- Speaker details: Having joined PBS in March 2006, Kerger is the longest-serving president and CEO in PBS history. Among her accomplishments are the pop culture phenomenon "Downton Abbey" on "Masterpiece"; Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's critically acclaimed The Vietnam War; the documentary Hamilton's America, about the Broadway smash hit musical, on "Great Performances"; "Freedom Riders" on "American Experience"; and award-winning children's programs such as "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood." Kerger is regularly included in the Hollywood Reporter's "Women in Entertainment Power 100," an annual survey of the nation's top women executives in media, as well as Washingtonian magazine's Most Powerful Women in Washington. Isip became KQED's seventh president on April 10. Isip has almost a quarter century of media experience and has played a critical role in KQED's
  • Start:August 13, 2019
  • End:August 13, 2019
  • Recurring
  • Where:Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street (at Second) Second floor, San Francisco, California, United States, 94105
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