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Katherine Lauderdale just plain likes what she does-and she has 20 years invested in the broadcasting industry to prove it. Lauderdale, 48, stepped up to senior vice president and general counsel for the Public Broadcasting Service in June. Previously she was senior vice president-strategic partnerships and GC for Window to the World Communications, owner of a PBS-member station in Chicago. PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by 349 public television stations across the country. Lauderdale, who had served the interests of a single broadcast station, now is making decisions on a larger stage, as the head of an eight-member legal team. “One of the biggest adjustments is that now I have to look and think about the best interests of our entire system,” Lauderdale says. That is no easy task. Member stations pay dues that provide the bulk of PBS’s revenues. But the interests and revenue sources of those stations vary widely, depending on whether they are affiliated with a community, university, or state government. “Trying to find policies pleasing to all is the greatest challenge,” Lauderdale admits. Other big issues that might affect Lauderdale, at least indirectly, include PBS’s highly publicized confrontations with Congress and right-wing groups over content, and its transition to digital transmission.

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