program

The 51st State
Special: Will Public TV be Public?

Episode Description
?Will Public TV Be Public?? uses Bill Baird's marionettes to tell the history of public television, from its origins, through the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 by Lyndon B. Johnson, to the public affairs controversy of the 1970s. Included in this episode is the history of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Subjects
Public television -- United States History

Type/Genre
News

Copyright Holder
Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Other Credits
Bil Baird's Marionettes (Performers)

Formats
Digital Beta
DVD
VHS

Reference Number
ARC-FFS-56


Program History  Scope and Content

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