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is an organization that distributes the federal government’s money to public media organizations.

Founded in 1967, CPB is the main funding source for . Its funding supports well-known PBS, NPR, and PRI shows, including PBS NewsHour, Frontline, All Things Considered, and Marketplace.

CPB is also a funding source for future-of-journalism experiments and collaborative projects, like NPR’s Project Argo, which received $2 million from CPB, and Localore, a series of local multimedia projects that received $1.25 million from CPB. NPR’s and a number of multi-station have also been funded by CPB.

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