The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was set up under the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967 as the official non-government allocator of federal funds among public television and radio stations throughout the USA. It is essentially a private non-profit body. (More http://www.cpb.org/).
Its mission is to ensure universal access to high quality, non-commercial broadcasting programs. Its basic purpose is to provide programs for the public, which is informative, educative, enlightening and enriching in nature. The CPB has to also to ensure programs that address the needs of the children and minorities.
The CPB serves the public through support for local stations in the form of management assistance, provision for new technologies and technical know how and development of quality content for their broadcasting. The CPB evaluates hundreds of proposals every year for a variety of funding purposes.
The CPB also enhances the ability of local stations to serve the local community by helping them to generate programs that are locally relevant and addresses the local issues.
The CPB has a legal mandate to ensure balance and objectivity in all programs. A broad range of perspectives and a wide cross section of viewpoints should be made available to the audience in public broadcasting through diversity.