Television in education -- History -- Sources
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Abstract Dean Walter Coston (1923-2013) helped advance the cause of public broadcasting by insisting that radio be included in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which he helped write. Coston first worked for WUOM, Ann Arbor, as chief engineer from 1948 to 1961. In 1961, he joined the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1961 as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary (Legislation). In 1963, he became Deputy Assistant Secretary and was Deputy Under-Secretary by 1966. His main concern...
Abstract Australian-born Cyril Scott Fletcher (1904-1991) was a noncommercial, educational television pioneer. He came to educational and instructional broadcasting via Encyclopedia Britannica Films, where he oversaw the creation of films and filmstrips for the classroom. In 1951, Fletcher became president of the Fund for Adult Education, a part of the Ford Foundation. For the next ten years, Fletcher helped establish the first thirty noncommercial television stations in the United States....