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David C. Stewart (1927- ) was a public television programming executive for more than forty years. He joined the Joint Committee of Educational Broadcasting in Washington in 1952, becoming the executive director in 1961. In 1966, he became Director of Programs in Education and Public Media for the National Council on the Arts (National Endowment for the Arts). There he was responsible for all projects in radio, television and motion pictures, and sound recording.
Three years later, he started work at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as the Director of Special Projects. In 1972, he evaluated program proposals as director of national program projects. From 1980 to 1996, he directed the Office of International Activities department of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, focusing on creating long-term program alliances between the United States public broadcasters and their counterparts in other countries. Stewart is the author of The PBS Companion: A History of Public Television (1999).
The collection documents Stewart's career as Director of the Office of International Activities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
This collection is open for research use.
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The collection consists of one series.
The David C. Stewart papers were donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by David C. Stewart in several installments between May 1991 and March 1996.
Part of the Special Collections and University Archives