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Public broadcasting -- United States.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Gerald Slater papers

 Collection 0063-MMC-NPBA
Overview Gerald Slater's initial work in public broadcasting included the position of director of operations of the Public Broadcasting Laboratory from 1967 to 1969. In this job, he organized all operations of this experimental television venture funded by a Ford Foundation grant to create original drama, arts, and public affairs programming for the first nationwide public television network. Then, from 1969 to 1970, he served as project specialist in communications for the Ford Foundation. There, as...

John C. Schwarzwalder papers

 Collection 0061-MMC-NPBA
Overview John C. Schwarzwalder was a pioneer in the field of educational television, establishing the nation's first educational television station, KUHT-TV, at the University of Houston in 1953. Leaving Houston, Texas, in 1956, Schwarzwalder moved north to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area where he became executive vice-president and general manager of the Twin City Area Educational Television Corporation. There he helped establish three noncommercial educational television stations: KTCA-TV, KTCI-TV, and...

Louisa A. Nielsen papers

 Collection 0048-MMC-NPBA
Overview From 1976 to 1979, Louisa A. Nielsen worked for National Public Radio as director of the Programming Department's Educational Programming Services Division. Her responsibilities included developing and marketing the NPR Audio Cassette Service, member station programming and radio services for the blind. From 1979 to 1982, she was the program officer of Media Programs for the National Education for the Humanities. There, she directed the development of cultural broadcast programming in the...

Morris S. Novik papers

 Collection 0049-MMC-NPBA
Overview Morris S. Novik entered the field of broadcasting in 1932 when he took over the management of the radio station WEVD in New York. During this period he founded the University of the Air. In 1938, he accepted a position as director of communications for the city of New York, and director of station WNYC. While in this post, Novik coined the term "Public Broadcasting". He also became involved in the genesis of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, serving as its first executive...

Arthur A. Paul papers

 Collection 0052-MMC-NPBA
Overview Arthur A. Paul started his public broadcasting career as a production intern and announcer for WTTW-TV of Chicago from 1958 to 1960. He later worked for various stations including KUAT-TV, Tucson, WCNY-TV, Syracuse and KVIE, Sacramento. He co-founded the Association of California Public Television Stations and was twice its president. Paul served on the board of directors of both regional and national organizations: Western Educational Network, the Indiana Public Broadcasting Society and the...

Ralph B. Rogers papers

 Collection 0059-MMC-NPBA
Overview Industrialist and PBS executive Ralph B. Rogers had a long and successful career working for several industrial concerns before becoming interested in public broadcasting in the mid 1970's. In 1972, after a job as chairman of KERA in Dallas, Rogers chaired a board of lay chairman to examine the possibilities of long-range financing for public broadcasting. During this time, he also clarified the role of lay chairmen by creating and chairing the National Coordinating Committee for Governing...

Bill Reed papers

 Collection 0055-MMC-NPBA
Overview Public broadcasting executive Bill Reed started his career in broadcasting in 1967; he served in the armed forces and taught in Northern California. That year he joined public station KIXE Redding. Reed worked as KIXE's general manager for six years until he was elected to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Board of Directors in 1973. In 1974, Reed started working full time at PBS as director of station relations, and by 1978 had become the video marketing division's senior vice-president....

Jim Robertson papers

 Collection 0058-MMC-NPBA
Overview Jim Robertson began his career in noncommercial broadcasting at WTTW (Chicago, IL) as program director from 1954 to 1959. Starting in 1959, he held various positions at the National Educational Television and Radio Center, later National Educational Television including director of station relations and vice president and later president for network affairs. He also served as vice president and general manager for Community Television of Southern California, where he planned, equipped and...