PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger Talks Media, Big Bird And Downton Abbey At Montclair State University

Free event with Q & A features head of the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization and one of Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment Power 100”

Release Date: March 8, 2013

Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media and NJTV co-host PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger at a free event that brings an insider look at today’s media and PBS – from surprising challenges such as Big Bird becoming a focus in a Presidential debate to the pop-culture phenomenon “Downton Abbey” at the university’s Jed Leshowitz Recital Hall (John J. Cali School of Music) on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30pm.

Moderating the discussion with an audience Q & A is Merrill Brown, director of the university’s School of Communication and Media.  

Kerger, who became the sixth CEO of PBS in March 2006, has made strong commitments to the arts, news and public affairs, as well as diversity, educational content and the use of new technology to bring public media to all Americans. PBS is the largest non-commercial media organization in the nation.

“We are extremely honored to welcome Paula to Montclair State University, as she has been a champion to the promotion of media and the arts for many years now,” said Brown. “Her work and those of public television producers throughout the country continue to inspire the community and I am excited to have the opportunity to sit down with her and talk about the state of the media and the arts.”

Free and open to the public. RSVP by March 12 at lockwoods@mail.montclair.edu or (973) - 655 - 3601

Who: PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger will speak frankly about the realities, tough challenges and unique opportunities present in today’s public media.
When: Tuesday, March 19, 2013     7:30 pm  
Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ. Jed Leshowitz Recital Hall at the John J. Cali School of Music



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