How Public is Public Broadcasting?

December 4, 2003 - 12:00am to 1:00am

Harris School, Lecture Room

Arthur Brooks, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Nonprofit Studies Program at the Maxwell School (Syracuse University), will speak on economics and public broadcasting. His recent research has focused on issues such as government subsidies and philanthropy to arts nonprofits, religion and charitable giving, and civil society in transition economies. His talk looks at access to public television and radio, as well as the managerial objectives of public radio and TV stations. The talk is based on the articles "Taxes, Subsidies, and Listeners Like You: Public Policy and Contributions to Public Radio" (Public Administration Review, 2003) and the working paper "What Do Nonprofit Arts Managers Really Want?"