2010.11.16 - Public Broadcasting

2010.11.16 - Public Broadcasting - P ublic Broadcasting...

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Public Broadcasting When you think of public broadcasting… Opera? Alternative programming Ken Burns Documentaries? (Civil War documentaries) The Jim Lehrer News Hour? Sesame Street Changed how we watched TV Changed American Education 80% Successful o Melded Instructional TV and Educational TV successfully (entertaining, got parents involved, made learning fun o Pilot Sesame Street failed (segments were too long for children; 3-5 min) Did it raise Expectations too high? (high expectations for when students entered elementary school, led to changed in the school curriculum) Government Regulation 1945 – FM radio band was reallocated, 20% of all channels dedicated to education 1948 – Freeze on TV 1952 – Sixth Report and Order, Reserves 20% (242 channels, 80 VHF, 162 UHF0 for educational purposes 1962 – First Federal Funding 1967 – Carnegie Commission Report on ETV (education Television) Led to Public Broadcasting Act of 1967
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