CPB's Commitment to Objectivity and Balance
From its advent more than four decades ago, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has had a legal mandate to ensure "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature." This principle is part of the bedrock of public broadcasting in America, a country built upon a foundation of lively and open political and social discourse.
CPB carries out its mandate by encouraging public comment on programming to individual stations and to CPB's own ombudsman. By promoting diversity in programming, CPB also ensures that a wide range of perspectives is available to viewers and listeners. Annual Open to the Public reports, as required by Congress, offer extensive detail on this important goal.
- Open to the Public Reports
- Public Broadcasting Act
- Ethics Guide for Public Radio Journalism
- Decisions...Decisions: A Guide to Developing Standards of Editorial Integrity and Responsibility for Public Broadcasting Stations 815KB
- Statements from Board of Directors' Public Forum on September 21, 2004 76KB