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Station Files, 1961-1969


This subseries contains materials concerning Channels 13, WXXI (21), and Channel 61. Local efforts by RAETA first focused on competing for Channel 13. These efforts are documented in the channel application, subsequent application amendments, and related newspaper clippings. These documents demonstrate the power of local community action even in a cause opposed by major corporate interests, specifically ABC, which needed Channel 13 to complete its goal of becoming a true national network. Failing to acquire Channel 13, RAETA next focused its efforts on activating Channel WXXI (21). These documents include channel applications, newspaper clippings concerning its history and operation and an incomplete run of Channel 21's Program Guide. Finally, this subseries includes a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission denying the New York State Education Department's proposal to creating channel 61. This channel was part of an earlier statewide reservation plan, but was never put into place.


  • 1961-1969

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0.75 Linear Feet

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Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742