As Connecticut's public broadcasting network, our mission is to serve our diverse audiences to the best of our ability. The Community Advisory Board (CAB) represents the interests of our viewers and listeners, and communicates these interests to us.
The CAB's advice helps Connecticut Public ensure that effective community input goes into our program planning and development.
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The CAB's Mission
The Community Advisory Board shall reflect the communities served by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) through the review of programming and policies. The CAB shall also advise station administration and the governing board with respect to the educational and cultural needs of the communities and to make recommendations it considers appropriate to meet such needs.
How the Community Advisory Board Works
• The CAB operates independently from Connecticut Public's Management.
It's an autonomous body that elects its own officers and determines its own agenda.
• The CAB reviews our Programming Goals, Services, and Policy Decisions.
After these reviews, the CAB makes recommendations to station management.
• The CAB's meetings are open to the public.
The Community Advisory Board is informed of program development, production and outreach projects proposed by Connecticut Public during regularly scheduled meetings. The CAB reviews these activities, and gives its advice on programming and projects in progress.
In addition to meeting as a group, the CAB conducts ascertainment projects and hosts program screenings to gather relevant feedback. This helps us ensure that our programs, services and policies reflect and respond to the interests of our community.
Interested in Joining the CAB? Please apply!
Are you a Member who is interested in Connecticut Public’s programming? Do you have innovative ideas to bring forth that reflect the needs of the community? The CAB is seeking new board members who are enthusiastic about encouraging and advising the company on new content initiatives and projects.
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send your resume to Carol Sisco, Connecticut Public, 1049 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105, or send it via e-mail to email@example.com.
Gwendolyn Edwards, Vice Chair
Member since 2017
"Public Television has entertained and educated me in magical and innovative ways all of my life. I feel the least I can do is to give back."
Member since 2013
Beacon Falls, CT
Member since 2018
“The News Hour, Father Brown, Victoria, and NOVA, are just a few of the reasons I am proud to be an advocate for the ‘best’ television on the air today.”
Member since 2016
Member since 2018
- June 11, 2019
- September 10, 2019
- December 10, 2019
- March 10, 2020
- June 9, 2020
- September 8, 2020
- December 8, 2020
All Community Advisory Board Meetings are open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most meetings are at 6:00 p.m. at:
1049 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 06105