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ERIC Number: ED019852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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NAEB HISTORY, VOLUME 2, 1954 TO 1965.
ALFORD, W. WAYNE
FROM ITS INCEPTION IN 1932, EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION HAS COMPETED WITH COMMERICAL BROADCASTING AND GAINED ATTENTION IN THE GENERAL AREAS OF CHANNEL ALLOCATION, FINANCIAL SUPPORT, AND PUBLIC RECOGNITION. BETWEEN 1954 AND 1957, EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION FOUGHT HARD TO EXPAND AND EARN RESPECT, WHICH GREW WITH THE WINNING OF A FIGHT TO PRESERVE EDUCATIONAL CHANNELS, A GRANT FROM THE FORD FOUNDATION, AND ACCEPTANCE BY EDUCATORS OF EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION. AFTER SPUTNIK IN 1957, CONGRESS PASSED THE NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT, WHICH PROVIDED FOR THE EXPLORATION OF NEW AVENUES TOWARD IMPROVED EDUCATION. IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1962, AFTER A SIX-YEAR EFFORT BY THE NAEB AND FRIENDS, HOWEVER, THAT CONGRESS AWARDED A DIRECT GRANT OF $32 MILLION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION FACILITIES. IN 1963, THE NAEB WAS REORGANIZED TO INSURE ITS FUTURE EFFECTIVENESS. IN 1964, IT CONTINUED TO FIGHT TO LIBERALIZE COPYRIGHT LAWS FOR NONPROFIT EDUCATORS, TO EXTEND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION, AND TO PASS THE ALL-CHANNEL RECEIVER LAW. BY JANUARY 1, 1965, CONGRESS HAD APPROPRIATED $21 MILLION OF THE APPROVED $32 MILLION. APPENDICES INCLUDE REFERENCES, A KEY TO ACRONYMS OF ETV ORGANIZATIONS, A ROSTER OF NAEB OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, AND A LIST OF NAEB NATIONAL CONVENTIONS. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Harley (William); National Association of Educational Broadcasters; Skornia (Harry)