George E. Probst (1917-1986), a historian, broadcaster, and educator, taught history and social science at the University of Chicago and produced and directed the University of Chicago Round Table, a popular radio discussion series from 1944 to 1954. Probst also taught history at New York University.
In 1950 Probst organized and was chairman of a committee that presented the case for assigning television channels for education to the Federal Communications Commission. He was director of programs for WGBH-TV when it was established in Boston in 1954. In 1958 he produced, directed, and wrote a radio documentary series based on Alexis de Tocqueville's observations and called Democracy in America.
The collection documents Probst's participation in the National Conference on Citizens Rights in Broadcasting (October 1970) as well as the public television program Tocqueville's America, part of NET Journal (July 1970).
Majority of material found within 1970
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