ERIC Number: ED402918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Public Broadcasting's Services for the American People.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, non-profit corporation, was created to develop public telecommunications services of the highest quality to serve the American people. This booklet reviews the services to the American people that have been undertaken by CPB and public broadcasters nationwide. They include important contributions in the areas of education, community service, and technology. These services may be less well known than the radio and television programming that helps keep millions of Americans informed, but they are no less important a part of public broadcasting's mission. The report covers the following topics: financial facts; the national network of public broadcasting; lifelong learning for all ages, in schools, at colleges, at work, and at home, including for-credit adult courses, helping to meet the National Education Goals, and in-service education programs; helping communities tackle tough problems such as youth violence; creating coalitions for action; programming for diverse ethnic and racial audience groups; serving rural and under-served audiences; technological innovations such as using satellites for distance learning and interactive, computer-based videodiscs for advanced, self-paced instruction; providing access for Americans with impairments; and exploring the public service possibilities of computer networks and a computer database to serve educators. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.