Explanation from UNC TV on Card as Trustee

UNC-TV

In response to the people who have expressed their objection to the recent appointment of Mr. Orson Scott Card of Greensboro to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, UNC-TV offers the following points of clarification. It is important to understand that the composition of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees is established by state statute, and the members are appointed by either elected public officials or by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. There are 22 members. These are unpaid volunteer positions, and the board serves in an advisory capacity. The UNC Board of Governors is the actual governing board of UNC-TV.

Mr. Card has been appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina State Senate.

There have always been board members with diverse opinions and backgrounds on the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, and the membership of the board is always changing. What has not changed is UNC-TV’s commitment to its mission of providing excellent public television programming for all the citizens of North Carolina.

from Facebook, 9/10/13

Comments

So Card was appointed by Berger

I guess it's true what they say: Kooky extremist Obama-hating bigots of a feather flock together!

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

One way to get a point across is for all of us to express dismay

I have been a subscriber to Public TV since the 70's. My wife and I are discussing this option. The whole of public TV is being attacked by these SOB's and I am - and have been - quite disgusted by their not so veiled attempts to destroy it.

I'll say it again

I said it in a comment on another post on this topic, but I'll reiterate it here.

If you want to make a statement to UNC-TV and the state legislature, band together with your friends and take the money you would usually donate to UNC-TV this year and pool it into a donation to public broadcasting with one restriction - the funds have to be used for supporting and broadcasting work by NC or Southern LGBT filmmakers and content creators. If UNC-TV won't take the funds with that restriction, after a certain period give it to an organization like the NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which does this kind of work.