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.