Public Broadcasting Act
Patricia de Stacy Harrison talked about the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)… read more
Patricia de Stacy Harrison talked about the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and, eventually, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR). She described the circumstances in the 1960s that convinced President Johnson of the need for the act, and the CPB’s mission, funding, and evolution over the years.
This program was part of a week-long series on the “Great Society,” which was a series of political initiatives President Lyndon Johnson took with the goals of promoting equality and ending poverty.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo also reads news headlines at the conclusion of the segment. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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