ERIC Number: ED030826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Religious Television Programs; A Study of Relevance.
Bluem, A. William
A nationwide questionnaire survey of over 430 television stations as to religious program activity during the year July 1, 1964, to June 30, 1965, sought data on such matters as weekly hours of program time, program types and styles, and subjective evaluations of the value and professional quality of programs used or created by the stations. Syndicated programs appeared to be favored over network offerings; most local and syndicated material was considered either good or excellent; and program quality emerged as the chief criterion in scheduling. The numerous local broadcasts consisted either of worship, inspiration, and meditation (the largest category); programs of religious information, orientation, and education (including those designed for children and youth); or seasonal, holiday, and memorial programs, many of which employed music, drama, or dance. Program planning guidelines were set forth on such points as establishing priorities, seeking professional quality, and producing brief inspirational messages and children's programs. (The document includes syndicated and network programs, issues of relevance in educational broadcasting, a list of stations, a program index, eight references, and a short history of religious broadcasting.) (ly)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Educational Television, Guidelines, History, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Education, Surveys, Telecourses
Hastings House, Publishers, 10 East 40th St., New York, N.Y. 10016 ($2.50).
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