ERIC Number: ED053577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-5
Reference Count: 0
Public Broadcasting and Educational Television: A Report to the Washington State Legislature by the Subcommittee on Educational Television and Libraries of the Joint Committee on Education.
Marquardt, R. G.; Boice, Eldon G.
During the years 1967-69, the Instruction Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Education held a series of hearings to pinpoint the financial and organizational problems of educational television in the state of Washington. The problems revealed by this investigation prompted the Subcommittee to contract with Dr. Kenneth Christiansen, Director of Television for the University of Florida, for consultation. Dr. Christiansen''s three major conclusions were that there was a need for coordination and planning, for a new base of funding, and for a state educational television authority. These recommendations were incorporated into a senate bill. The bill failed to pass the 1969 legislature. The Subcommittee subsequently revised the bill to include provision for more participation in the field of public broadcasting, for cooperation with a proposed state telecommunications network, and for an advisory council composed of the managers of the state's educational television stations. In addition, closed circuit television was excluded from the scope of the bill, measures were recommended to guarantee that all material produced for instructional assistance by the educational television system would be made available to private schools, and sources of funding for the program were clarified. (JY)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislative Council, Olympia.