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Paul Kenneth Taff's (1920-2013) participation in educational and public broadcasting focused primarily on children's programming. After working for various Midwest stations, he joined National Educational Television (NET) in 1960. There, he was assistant program director, director of program operations, and director of children's programming. Notably, Taff arranged for national distribution on NET of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and Julia Child's French Chef.
Other activities in public broadcasting have included: member, National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB), children's program director, Educational Broadcasting Union (EBU), member, National Public Radio's Committee on Long Range Planning and Legislation Resource Group; member, Eastern Public Radio Network (EPRN) board; and co-chairman and trustee, Public Radio Transponder (Westar IV).
The collection consists of materials concerning National Educational Television, children's programming, legislative issues, and public broadcasting.
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The Paul K. Taff papers date from 1959 to 1984 with bulk dates of 1963 to 1984. The collection consists of materials concerning National Educational Television, children's programming, legislative issues, and public broadcasting.
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