FG 103 (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:  8 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:  1,280
Organizational Note

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was established, pursuant to the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, as a non-profit, non-government corporation to promote and help finance the development of non-commercial radio and television. The CPB, funded by the Federal Government and private resources, was to provide a national interconnection of stations and generate quality programming from many sources. Rather than produce programs, the CPB was to provide grants for production centers. The CPB's Board of Directors were to be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondent, memorandums, reports, news clippings, speeches, and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President, H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, Clay T. Whitehead, Ken Cole, Herbert Klein, John W. Macy, Frank Pace, and James R. Killian. Topics include authorization and funding of the CPB, satellite technology, the administration's position on the CPB, public affairs broadcasting, and appointments to and resignations from the CPB. Oversize attachments 4839, 5707, 5167, and 136561 have been processed and integrated into the collection.

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