National Survey Reflects PBS’s Value and Trustworthiness


Nancy L. Kourland leverages expertise in Chapter 11 reorganizations and bankruptcy litigation to serve as a senior associate at Rosen & Associates, PC, located in New York City. On top of her professional pursuits, Nancy L. Kourland supports a wide range of organizations that serve the public, such as Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

In a recent press release, PBS announced that PBS and PBS member stations ranked first place in trustworthiness among the nation’s most established institutions, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the nonpartisan research organization ORC International. The January 2015 poll also revealed that the American public deemed PBS an “excellent” application of tax dollars for the 12th consecutive year. Along with trustworthiness and economic worth, the research found that PBS KIDS is the leading educational media provider for children, the safest digital media platform, and the safest television destination for kids.

The recent survey was part of PBS’s annual effort to solicit feedback on its value and performance from the American public. In the press release, PBS’s CEO noted that the positive survey results indicate that PBS continues to meet the needs of its consumers and stakeholders.


Common Types of Inline Skates

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Inline Skates

An associate at Rosen & Associates, PC, in New York, Nancy L. Kourland focuses her practice on the area of bankruptcy. Outside of the office, Nancy L. Kourland enjoys a wide range of hobbies, including rollerblading.

Of the variety of inline skates available to consumers, each type serves a different purpose and is suited to different skill levels. Following is a brief overview of some of the more common skate types:

Recreational: The most popular of the inline skates, this type is designed for individuals most interested in skating for fun. Recreational inline skates are a good choice for everything from basic fitness to skating around the neighborhood and can accommodate all levels of skaters.

Fitness: This type is specifically designed for individuals looking to race, train, or exercise while skating. Their overall look is similar to recreational skates, but they perform at a much higher level and have larger wheels, allowing for speed over long distances.

Urban/street: A relatively new type of skate, urban or street skates have replaceable parts that can handle the damage caused by grinding and jumping. The wheels and bearings are like those found on recreational skates, but the boot is specially made to handle the performance of tricks.

Roller hockey: With the growing popularity of roller hockey, these inline skates are designed for handling the maneuvers of the fast-paced game. The boots are reinforced for strength, and the frames are typically made from airplane-grade aluminum.