ERIC Number: ED046224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A History of Educational Television in New York State.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Dept. Programs Evaluation.
Although there were scattered, nationwide pioneering efforts in educational television (ETV) as early as the 1920's and 1930's, the first educational television broadcast in New York State did not take place until 1941 when Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) undertook a TV art series in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. CBS followed this with other educational projects. In 1952, the Board of Regents in New York State developed a plan for ETV to include 10 ultra-high-frequency (UHF) channels, but the plan was not approved by the governor. In 1955, the Commissioner of Education appointed a Temporary Study Committee on Educational Television, whose recommendations resulted in some State aid and some increased activity in television. This State-supported experimentation lasted three years--1958-59 to 1961-62. The program of support for ETV stations began in 1961-62, after the State law had been amended to permit aid to councils on a matching fund basis. In 1965, the legislature appropriated funds to develop a statewide ETV microwave network, and to produce university-oriented TV programs and courses. By 1968, six stations were in operation. Further advances are anticipated in the use of educational television in New York State. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Dept. Programs Evaluation.
Identifiers: New York; New York State Education Department; State University of New York