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ERIC Number: ED123676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 60
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Citizen Involvement in Public Television.
Wenner, Lawrence A.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the amount and quality of citizen involvement in public television. From the perspective of the "average citizen," the concept of involvement is considered with regard to the Carnegie Commission, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) borad of directors, the National Citizens Committee for Public Television, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) borad of governors, the Committee for Public Television, the Advisory Council of National Organizations to CPB, the "friends" organizations, the current status of community ascertainment procedures, a survey of public television stations, and the possibilities for citizen involvement as demonstrated by station KVST, Los Angeles. A preliminary survey considers issues of involvement in terms of financing, programming, and policymaking. The conclusion suggests that public television is becoming big business and is excluding the public. All efforts toward citizen involvement by the Public Television hierarchy have been "after the fact" considerations, the net result of which is a discouragingly low level of citizen involvement. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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