KCETLink Receives $200,000 Grant from Newman's Own Foundation | KCET
KCETLink Receives $200,000 Grant from Newman's Own Foundation
Funding will support BBC World News Programming on Public TV
BURBANK, CA?? February 1, 2013-KCETLink has been awarded a $200,000 program grant over two years from Newman's Own
Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and
philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to KCETLink reflects the ongoing
commitment of Newman's Own Foundation to support open dialogue and promote
KCETLink will utilize the grant to support
the marketing and distribution of BBC World News to public television in
the United States. Newman's Own
Foundation has been a key underwriter of BBC World News since KCETLink
began distributing the program in 2008.
"We are grateful to be
the recipient of this generous grant from Newman's Own Foundation to ensure
that KCET can continue to deliver such high-quality global news and perspectives
from the BBC to public television--the only place where viewers can access the
resources of the BBC for no cost," said Al Jerome, Chief Executive Officer of
"Paul Newman believed
that the independent voice played a critical role in making our world a better
place," said Robert Forrester, President of Newman's Own Foundation. "He was a strong supporter of public
broadcasting, and we are proud to maintain that support through our funding of
Paul Newman established the Foundation in 2005, as a
means of continuing his pledge to donate to charity all net profits and
royalties from the sale of products from Newman's Own, Inc. Since the food company's founding in 1982,
Newman and Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $370 million to
thousands of charities worldwide.
is the newly formed national independent public transmedia organization formed
by the merger between KCET and Link Media.
A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed
nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH, in Southern and Central
California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery
systems. KCET and Link TV are services
of KCETLink. For additional information
about KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and
community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.
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