Last Wednesday, more than 50 people gathered outside of WGBH — Boston’s public television station and the largest producer of national PBS television content — with 119,000 petition signatures calling on the station to drop David Koch from its board. Even Elmo was there (well, a local climate activist dressed up as Elmo), to say that a man who has spent millions spreading lies about climate change doesn’t belong on the board of an institution that seeks to enrich “people’s lives through programs and services that educate […]” WGBH spokespeople were quick to respond that as a board member, Koch has no impact on their programming. …
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Daniel Souweine is the campaign director for ForecastTheFacts.org, which seeks to ensure that Americans receive accurate information about climate change. Forecast the Facts is a project of Citizen Engagement Lab, of which Daniel is a co-founder and where he previously served as chief of staff. His previous lives include stints as a film producer, criminal justice policy wonk, and student at Brown University.