CPB Inspector General Blasts Tomlinson

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting inspector General says that he found no criminal violations by Kenneth Tomlinson. “His report, however, documented a series of Tomlinson-led initiatives that were undertaken without the knowledge of CPB’s board or that directly violated the agency’s statutes and procedures. Tomlinson, the former chairman threatened to withhold federal funds if PBS refused to ‘balance’ its programming with more conservatives and he hired lobbyists, consultants and two ombudsmen without the board’s knowledge or approval, according to a five-month investigation and report by the CPB’s inspector general, Kenneth A. Konz.”