Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/76

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106 STAT. 956 PUBLIC LAW 102-356—AUG. 26, 1992 high quahty, diversity, creativity, excellence, and innovation, which are obtained from diverse sources, will be made available to public telecommunications entities, with strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature, the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall— (1) review the Corporation's existing efforts to meet its responsibility under section 396(g)(l)(A); (2) after soUciting the views of the public, establish a comprehensive policy and set of procedures to— (A) provide reasonable opportunity for members of the public to present comments to the Board regarding the quali^, oiversity, creativity, excellence, innovation, objectivity, and balance of public broadcasting services, including all public broadcasting programming of a controversial nature, as well as any needs not met by those services; (B) review, on a regular basis, national public broadcasting programming for quality, diversity, creativity, excellence, innovation, objectivity, and balance, as well as for any needs not met by such programming; (C) on the basis of information received through such comment and review, take such steps in awarding programming grants pursuant to clauses (iiXII), (iiiXII), and (iiiXIII) of section 396(k)(3)(A) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396(k)(3)(A)) that it finds necessary to meet the Corporation's responsibility under section 396(g)(l)(A), including facilitating objectivity and balance in programming of a controversial nature; and (D) disseminate among public broadcasting entities information about its efforts to address concerns about objectivity and balance relating to programming of a controversial nature so that such entities can utilize the Corporation's experience in addressing such concerns within their own operations; and (3) starting in 1993, by January 31 of each year, prepare and submit to the President for transmittal to the Congress a report summarizing its efforts pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2). CONSUMER INFORMATION 47 USC 396 note. SEC. 20. Prior to the expiration of the 90-day period following the date of the enactment of this Act, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in consultation with representatives of public broadcasting entities, shall develop guidelines to assure that program credits for public television programs that receive production funding directly from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting adequately disclose that all or a portion of the cost of producing such program was paid for by funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and that indicates in some manner that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is partially funded from Federal tax revenues. INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION SERVICE FUNDING 47 USC 396 note. SEC. 21. In making available funding pursuant to authorizations under this Act, any independent production service established under section 396(k) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396(k)) shall, to the maximum extent practicable and consistent