Coonrod, CEO and president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,
updates the committee on its internal investigation.
Duggan, president of the Public Broadcasting Service.
Klose, president of National Public Radio.
On Tuesday July 20, 1999, the House Subcommittee
on Telecommunications held a hearing to examine charges that some PBS
and NPR stations improperly traded, rented or swapped donor lists with
A NewsHour discussion with Congressmen Edward
Markey (D-MA) and Michael Oxley (R-OH) about the House hearings. (7/21/99)
Terence Smith reports on House hearings
in this NewsHour segment. (7/20/99)
In Chairman Tauzin's
opening statement -- In Real Audio.
Committee Chair Rep. Thomas Bliley (R-VA) on the funding of public
Christopher Cox (R-CA) calls for a full investigation and review
of PBS funding.
Michael Oxley (R-OH) argues for the end of all government funding.
Barbara Cubin (R-WY) calls for an IRS investigation -- In RealAudio.
Heather Wilson (R-NM) stresses the importance of PBS for rural areas
-- In RealAudio.
Democrat Edward Markey (D-MA) says the trading of lists is wrong,but
should not affect funding -- In RealAudio.
Anna Eshoo (D-CA) warns, "if Congress punishes the stations
they will be punishing the American people."
Tom Sawyer (D-OH) credits public broadcasting with the improving
television -- In RealAudio.