For every $1 of federal funding, public broadcasting stations raise more than $6 from local sources — a tremendous return and a successful public-private partnership. Still, the new administration is proposing to eliminate this funding and leave millions of Americans without what they believe is the most trusted source of news, information and early education in the country.
Gail J. McGovern is an American philanthropist and President and CEO of the American Red Cross. McGovern held top management positions at AT&T Corporation and Fidelity Investments. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University and the Board of Directors of DTE Energy.