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July 24, 2005
Kenneth Tomlinson
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Chairman
Kenneth Tomlinson BIO:
· Broadcasting Board of Governors, Chairman since August 2002
· Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Chairman since Sept. 2003

· Appointed by President Clinton to the CPB Board in September 2000
· President & Director of the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, VA (1999)
· Member of the U.S. Board for International Broadcasting (1986-1994)
· Chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (1985)
· Reader's Digest, Managing Editor
  Retired from Digest in 1996
  Editor-in-chief in 1989
  Executive Editor in 1985
· Director of the Voice of America (1982)
· Worked out of the Digest's Paris bureau covering events in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. (1977-1978)
· Joined the Washington bureau of Readerís Digest, then served as a correspondent in Vietnam (1968)
· Reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1965.

P.O.W., a history of American prisoners of war in Vietnam, co-author

Married to Rebecca Moore Tomlinson, a former Congressional aide, they have two sons. William M. Tomlinson, a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University, works at CNN-Sports Illustrated in Atlanta and Lucas Y. Tomlinson is at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis.

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Info: Mr. Tomlinson discusses the future of public television and international broadcasting. He was elected chair of the CPB board in September 2003 and chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors in August 2002.

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