Scope and Content of Collection
Consisting of reports, correspondence, memoranda, surveys, publications, program proposals, scripts, news clippings, press releases, newsletters, and notebooks, this collection documents the activities of Channel 13 in national and local programming, public affairs, funding, planned giving, planning, and the use of educational television.
Information is included on the history of WNET, on its transfer from New Jersey to New York, and on its audience surveys in New York and New Jersey. The collection also documents the history and role of National Educational Television; the history and use of educational television; long-range planning at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS); and federal legislation that affected public television. Correspondents include Ethan Allen Hitchcock, chairman of the board, WNET; John Jay Iselin, president, WNET; Angela N. Solomon, public information department, WNET; Joseph S. Iseman, legal counsel for ETMA; Robert B. Meyner, governor of New Jersey; Newton N. Minow, chairman of the FCC; Howard L. Shephard, chairman, ETMA; Samuel B. Gould, president, Educational Broadcasting Corporation; Hartford N. Gunn, Jr., vice-chairman, PBS; and Robert B. Hudson, senior vice president, National Educational Television.