Bush Nominates Glass to Head Broadcast Board of Governors

April 27, 2007
President Bush intends to nominate James Glassman as head of the Broadcast Board of Governors, according to the White House. Glassman would succeed Kenneth Tomlinson, the embattled former head of the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, who continued as head of the Board of Governors following his 2005 exit from the CPB.

Glassman, editor-in-chief and executive publisher of The American, is also a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He was previously a columnist for The Washington Post; publisher of The New Republic and The Atlantic Monthly; and editor of Roll Call. Upon Senate approval, Glassman would serve the remainder of Tomlinson's term, through Aug. 13, plus another three year term though August 2010.

Bush originally renominated Tomlinson for the job, but his nod was held up after Democrats took control of Congress. He subsequently told the president in January he would serve until a successor was found. Tomlinson's tenure at CPB, which oversees national public broadcasting, and the BBG, which covers government-funded international broadcasting, was marked by controversy. His leadership at CPB was the subject of an inspector general's report from the State Department that said he had misused funds.

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