A conservative filmmaker has been tapped to the lead the broadcasting arm of the U.S. government.
Michael Pack has been named by President Donald Trump to be the chief executive officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term of three years.
Pack has been called a close ally of former White House strategist Steve Bannon, according to the website ForeignPolicy.com, and has been a sharp critic of what he calls the “politically correct agenda” at universities around the country.
According to a release by the White House, Pack is the current president of Manifold Productions, where he has written, directed and produced broadcast documentaries and educational films. He has also been president and CEO of the Claremont Institute, a conservative thinktank; senior vice president for television programming and co-chair of the international TV council at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and the member of the National Council on the Humanities.
experts dismiss that charge since the CEO has no editorial oversight over the organization.