Broadcasting policy -- United States.
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Overview Industrialist Ralph Burton Rogers (1909-1997) is considered one of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) founders for organizing more than 200 independent, mostly educational stations into a national public television system. He served as chairman of PBS from 1973 to 1979. He was widely credited with resisting the Nixon Administration's efforts to push public television out of public affairs broadcasting and cut its financing.Rogers became interested in public broadcasting in the...