Senate Pulls CPB Board Nomination

A US Senate Committee has pulled Warren Bell from a nomination hearing to consider his appointement to the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. “The selection of the outspoken conservative disquieted many public broadcasting officials, who were troubled by partisan comments Bell has posted on the website of the conservative National Review magazine. His sharp opinions caused some broadcasters to fear that Bell would rekindle the fierce political debate that engulfed the corporation last year under the leadership of former Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson.”