WNET Statement Regarding Pension Initiative

February 12, 2014

We wish to correct the record regarding the recent article about WNET’s pension initiative.

WNET has been an independent media organization for over 50 years and we are scrupulous about our editorial objectivity.

The Arnold Foundation is a supporter of this initiative, which has been clearly disclosed on the three PBS NewsHour Weekend broadcasts (produced by WNET) that have included segments funded through this project.

Our standards demand that no funder can have editorial control. We do not consult with the Arnold Foundation – or any other underwriter – on our choice of stories and we offer reporting that is even-handed, transparent and thought-provoking.

We believe the quality and fairness of our work speaks for itself.

You can see the prominent placement of the on-air funding credits as they appeared here: