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ERIC Number: ED066017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Corporation for Public Broadcasting Annual Report, 1971.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) continued to grow in fiscal year 1971, its third year of operation. Fourteen new public television stations began broadcasting, bringing 7.9 million more persons within receiving range, and bringing the total number of TV stations to 207. Income increased 18 per cent to $14 million due largely to more federal government funding. Audience research showed the number of persons who watch public television each week jumped 6 million to 39 million, and the median hours of viewing climbed from 1.4 to 1.9 hours per week. Black householders saying they watched local public television rose from 35 to 52 per cent. Productions which received awards included Sesame Street, Hollywood Television Theatre, The Great American Dream Machine, and NET Festival. National Public Radio, the first "live" public radio network in the U.S., began daily operation during the year, and the number of participating stations rose from 92 to 103. (MG)
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Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.