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.


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Nancy Kourland

New York-based Attorney Nancy L. Kourland currently serves as a Senior Associate at Rosen & Associates, P.C., where she often represents debtors and creditors in workouts and chapter 11 cases. With extensive experience in complex legal research and writing, Nancy L. Kourland handles prosecution, appeals, asset sales, disclosure statements, and claims administration. Additionally, she maintains regular contact with clients and other counsel, while also focusing on bankruptcy and district court appearances. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor, Nancy L. Kourland attended Barnard College in New York, where she studied ancient studies and Latin. In 1984, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, earning many accolades, including consistent placement on the dean’s list and departmental honors. She then enrolled in the New York University School of Law. While there, she joined the staff of the Journal of International Law and Politics, functioning as both a staff member and an Articles Editor. Additionally, Nancy L. Kourland served as a Research Assistant for a year as well as a Teaching Assistant for a class called Civil Procedure. After graduating law school in 1987, Nancy L. Kourland joined the firm of Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman, LLP as an Associate in the bankruptcy department, where she garnered experience with chapter 11 cases. She held similar roles with Levin & Weintraub, Crames & Edelman and Kramer, Levin, Kamin, Nessen & Frankel. In 2008, she joined Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke as a Contract Attorney and represented clients in the cases of Tricom, S.A, CardSystems Solutions, and Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. In addition to practicing law, Nancy L. Kourland contributes her time to the Central Park Conservancy and the Carnegie Hill Neighbors, an organization dedicated to keeping the Carnegie Hill neighborhood a clean and satisfying place to live. She also donates to New York’s public radio station, WNYC, and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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