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ERIC Number: ED002489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 1
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EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION IN 1964, AN OVERVIEW BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.
AN OVERVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (ETV) TO 1964 BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATION COMMISSION (FCC) IS PRESENTED. ONLY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION THAT IS TELECAST OVER COMMERCIAL CHANNELS (OTHER THAN CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION) IS REVIEWED. ETV BEGAN IN 1952 WHEN THE FCC RESERVED 242 CHANNEL ASSIGNMENTS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL USE. ETV CHANNEL RESERVATIONS HAVE SINCE INCREASED TO OVER 350, AND A FURTHER INCREASE TO ABOUT 700 IS IN PROSPECT. THE FCC SAID THE FINANCING OF ETV CAN BE DONE THROUGH ENDOWMENTS AND THE USUAL SOURCES OF FUNDS FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EDUCATION. COSTS OF OPERATIONS COULD BE MET THROUGH COOPERATIVE PROGRAMING AND FINANCING AMONG SEVERAL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN LARGE COMMUNICATIONS. SINCE MAY 1962 GRANTS HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NONCOMMERCIAL STATIONS WITH A CEILING OF 1 MILLION DOLLARS FOR ANY ONE STATE. THE GRANTS ARE MADE THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE. SOME OF THE RULES GOVERNING ETV ARE THAT--(1) ONLY NONPROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MAY BE LICENSED TO OPERATE AS NONCOMMERCIAL ETV, (2) THE ACCREDITATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE CONSIDERED, (3) ETV PROGRAMS MAY BE EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL, ENTERTAINMENT, OR AUGMENTATIVE TO SCHOOL COURSES, (4) ETV STATIONS MAY NOT TRANSMIT PROGRAMS FOR WHICH MONEY OR OTHER CONSIDERATIONS ARE RECEIVED, (5) THERE IS NO MINIMUM OF HOURS OF BROADCASTING REQUIRED, AND (6) ETV IS SUBJECT, IN OTHER RESPECTS, TO THE SAME TECHNICAL RULES GOVERNING COMMERCIAL TELEVISION.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA