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  • Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary
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    Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary

    Former FCC commissioners and one of the co-founders of NPR discussed the origins of public broadcasting at this event held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of…

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  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Authorization
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    Corporation for Public Broadcasting Authorization

    Public broadcasting officials testified about member stations which had shared fund-raising lists with various political organizations including Republican and Democratic groups. They said…

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  • Education and Technology
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    Education and Technology

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  • Digital High Definition Television
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    Digital High Definition Television

    Network and cable executives and representatives of computer companies testified about the transition to digital television transmission and the impact on the public. Three different kinds…

    146 views
  • The Future of PBS
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    The Future of PBS

    Mr. Duggan talked about the future of PBS in the continually changing broadcasting environment and multichannel programming. He said that PBS is not competitive with cable but tries to…

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  • Internet Summit Overview
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    Internet Summit Overview

    A conference on Internet issues titled “Focus on Children” was sponsored by Internet providers, users and others as “the beginning of an ongoing dialogue” on a complex issue. The initial…

    73 views
  • Inaugural Web Site
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    Inaugural Web Site

    Participants unveiled the 1997 inaugural web site, the first in U.S. history. The site includes three main areas, the “American Journey,” materials sent in by persons across the nation,…

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  • Childrens Television
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    Children's Television

    President Clinton and Vice President Gore, administration officials and television industry representatives discussed how the industry can broaden the appeal of children’s educational programming…

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  • Telecommunications Act of 1996
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    Telecommunications Act of 1996

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  • Impact of Media on Families and Children
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    Impact of Media on Families and Children

    President Clinton and the vice president discussed family television with a group of television executives. The president has proposed an amendment to the Telecommunications Bill to require that all…

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  • Future of Public Broadcasting
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    Future of Public Broadcasting

    Mr. Duggan talked about PBS’s role in the television industry and the future of public broadcasting. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has made it known he opposes continued public funding of PBS.

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