The news comes less than a week after Cook was voted treasurer of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Continuing to carve out its post-PBS path, independent L.A. pubcaster KCET has merged with national network Link TV to form KCETLink, a programming service that will be a local-national hybrid.
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As PBS adjusts to serving Southern California post-KCET, the programming service doesn't expect to see any more major station defections.
As KCET dumped PBS and officially went indie Sunday, the station was downgraded by two Southern California cable operators.
KCET Los Angeles has received a $1 million grant from the Ahmanson Foundation to help with its transition from PBS affiliate to indie pubcaster.
PBS is racing to turn Orange County's KOCE into its primary Los Angeles affiliate by the end of the year.