August 9, 1984
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.
Nomination of Rosalie Gaull Silberman To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
August 9, 1984
The President today announced his intention to nominate Rosalie Gaull Silberman to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the remainder of the term expiring July 1, 1985. She would succeed Cathie A. Shattuck, resigned.
Since 1983 Mrs. Silberman has served as Special Assistant to Commissioner Mimi Weyforth Dawson at the Federal Communications Commission. Previously, she was director of public relations, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, in 1982 - 1983; executive director and secretary-treasurer, New Coalition for Economic and Social Change, in 1981 - 1983; and was director of communications and press secretary to Senator Robert Packwood (R-OR) in 1977 - 1979.
Mrs. Silberman has served as a member of the National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children and chaired the legislative subcommittee. She also served on the board of Widening Horizons, a volunteer organization which emphasized the importance of career development and planning for inner-city youth. She was a teacher in Montgomery County, MD, where she developed a program for disadvantaged students, promoting language development and skills with creative arts as a teaching tool.
Mrs. Silberman graduated from Smith College (A.B., 1958). She is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA. She was born March 31, 1937, in Jackson, MI.