The Friends of THIRTEEN commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which established the model for federal support for public broadcasting. MetroFocus co-host Jack Ford moderated a sit-down conversation with Bill Moyers and The Honorable Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Moyers had been “present at the creation” of public broadcasting, shepherding the White House task force that would eventually produce the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. Califano was President Johnson’s chief assistant for domestic affairs from 1965 to 1969. The bill was signed on November 7, 1967. It changed the face of public broadcasting forever.
To learn more about the celebration visit the Friends website.