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Goodmons receive national PBS award

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Raleigh power-couple Jim and Barbara Goodmon received one of five national awards bestowed by the Public Broadcasting System on October 6.

The awards were presented to people or groups for demonstrating fundraising, financial and leadership support of their local public television stations.

Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of Raleigh-based Capitol Broadcasting Company, served as the founding chair of the North Carolina Public Television Foundation and as a member of the board of trustees of the UNC-TV.

A $1 million grant to UNC-TV from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, which Jim Goodmon chairs, served as the lead gift for the station’s capital campaign.

Barbara Goodmon serves as president of the Fletcher Foundation, which recently provided funding for UNC-TV’s Biographical Conversation series on distinguished North Carolinians.

“The Goodmons’ efforts on behalf of UNC-TV have played a critical role in assuring that the people of North Carolina continue to enjoy the benefits of enriching, life-changing services that are the bedrock of our mission as public broadcasters,” Tom Howe, UNC-TV general manager, says in a statement.

Other award recipients were the E.L. Cord Foundation in Nevada, Liberty Mutual, Carmen Carmichael Murphy of Indiana and the O’Neill Family of Illinois.

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