Nomination of Lloyd Kaiser To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The President today announced his intention to nominate Lloyd Kaiser to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring March 1, 1989. He would succeed James T. Hackett, term expired.
Since 1970 Mr. Kaiser has served as president and general manager of Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, Inc. Over the last 10 years, MPPB, Inc., which began as WQED/13 and WQEX/16, has grown to include WQED-FM, Pittsburgh Magazine, and the newly formed QED Enterprises.
Mr. Kaiser has produced many programs, including "The Chemical People," a community outreach program attacking teenage drug and alcohol abuse. WQED has won 6 Emmys among the more than 100 awards received since Mr. Kaiser became president.
Prior to his position at WQED, Mr. Kaiser served as founding general manager of public television station WITF in Hershey, PA, for 6 years. Prior to that post, he initiated public television in Rochester, NY.
Mr. Kaiser was founding vice chairman of the board of directors of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) from 1969 to 1971; vice president of the Eastern Educational Network from 1970 to 1972; and chairman of the operating committee of PPTN, the Pennsylvania Public Television Network, from 1973 to 1975.
Mr. Kaiser graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A., M.A.). He served as an assistant professor of speech and broadcasting at the State University of New York and was director of radio and television at Lehigh University.
Mr. Kaiser is married, has two children, and resides in Oakmont, PA. He was born August 1, 1927, in Alpena, MI.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Lloyd Kaiser To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/261781