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08.01.2021

Hello, I’m Kim Carver, the interim President and General Manager of PBS12 and I am also currently serving as Vice Chair of the PBS12 Board of Directors. I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of this incredible organization. As you may know, our dearly loved leader Kim Johnson retired in July. Her stewardship, compassion, intelligence and incredible culture has taken us to amazing places. She will be so greatly missed by us all but her legacy will live on with us and having worked with the staff and I can assure you that they are an unbelievably dedicated and talented group of people. I am excited to work with them and I have no doubt that the ship will be steady until Kim’s replacement is announced.

In the meantime, I will do my utmost to maintain the legacy of this brilliant station. A station that has served you for 40+ years and counting. We look forward to the future and embrace the opportunities and challenges ahead of us to ensure that we continue to bring you the same world class programming you have come to rely on. We are dedicated to you, the community, the viewer, the audience, our friends. Thank you for being such a wonderful support to us and we promise to do the same for you.

PBS12 is always on the lookout for compelling and interesting content that best serves our community, and we love The Indian Doctor for its sense of humor but also for how it treats the complicated issues around diversity and “the other.” We’re able to confront these issues in a heartfelt and very personal way through the lens of a community struggling for acceptance while bias and pre-conceived notions work as roadblocks…on both sides.

50-plus years later, these same issues are at the forefront of our national story. Who belongs? How do empathy and humanity play a role? Can we truly look in a collective mirror and recognize how we can do better today?

Here at PBS12 we are committed to examining these issues through our service to Colorado. As a board of directors (BOD), we support programming decisions that reflect the diversity and complexity of our community. We know that we serve a vast audience in terms of age, ethnicities, race, political leanings, and gender and we work hard to represent various viewpoints, knowing that our audience is intelligent and able to decipher their own views in the mix. We all have a role to play in not just tolerating our diverse neighbors but in working toward acceptance and even welcoming our differences.

We have agreed to our volunteer BOD service because we believe that PBS12 can make a difference on these issues. We believe in the power of public television to do a unique job at shining a light on issues without bringing heat to them. The Indian Doctor is representative of the kind of programming that can do this.

Be sure to check out all three seasons of The Indian Doctor, exclusively on PBS12 Passport and look for the broadcast debut in a special Labor Day weekend marathon (September 4-6 from 7-11 p.m. each night) plus the regular broadcast slot of Mondays at 7 p.m. starting September 13.

Thank you for being a part of our community and for supporting the mission of PBS12. We are so grateful to have you here with us.

Warmest regards,

Kim Carver
Interim President & General Manager