South Carolina ETV


ETV Commission Chairman confirmed by U.S. Senate for Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors

For Immediate Release
August 5, 2013

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The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of South Carolina ETV Commission Chairman Dr. Brent Nelsen to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).  Dr. Nelsen was nominated by President Barack Obama and begins his term immediately.  The Senate vote on Dr. Nelsen's confirmation was on August 1. 

Dr. Nelsen was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to chair the ETV Commission in 2011.  He is Professor of Political Science at Furman University, where he has been on the faculty since 1990. From 2003 to 2009, he served as Chair of the Department of Political Science. He was President of the South Carolina Political Science Association from 2009 to 2010, and is a member of the American Political Science Association.  Dr. Nelsen received a B.A. from Wheaton College (Illinois), and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"We were delighted to hear the news that Dr. Nelsen has been confirmed for this key position," said President and CEO of ETV Linda O'Bryon. "As Chairman of the ETV Commission, he has been very supportive of ETV and its core services, including education and public safety.  South Carolina and ETV will be represented well in Washington with his appointment."  O'Bryon serves on the board of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

About CPB: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,400 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network.  Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.  South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.

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ETV Commission Chairman confirmed by U.S. Senate for Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Di
Dr. Brent Nelsen


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