Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, 2020.
Paula Kerger details PBS’ mission after 50 years and in the current social climate.
“Our focus is on citizens and not on consumers.”
Kerger is president and chief executive officer of PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization, with more than 330-member stations throughout the country. Having joined PBS in March 2006, Kerger is the longest-serving president and CEO in the organization's history.
Kerger also details PBS American Portrait, a video program that “allows people to speak in their own voice.”
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.