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ERIC Number: ED022087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 16
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Beacons to the Future.
Ohliger, John
From the point of view that broadcasting is turning toward social responsibility and social ethic, it becomes the duty of university departments preparing personnel for the broadcasting field to select students potentially qualified to contribute in addition to technical capability "that extra something" denoting real ethical quality. This article is devoted to definition of "that extra something" through example of the lives of three men who possessed it--Lyman Bryson (1888-1959), George V. Denny (1890-1959), and Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965). All three were educators before they became broadcasters. All moved broadcasting toward reaching its potential as a medium for popular education in political, social, and cultural issues. Their lives touched all three networks, all areas of programing, and most of the central issues of the past 40 years. All failed to some degree in their specific attempts to accomplish what they wished for broadcasting, but successfully set down patterns which others fulfilled. The force of their lives should stand as prototypes in the years ahead. (rt)
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