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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Public Broadcasting in Great Britain and US
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    Public Broadcasting in Great Britain and U.S.

    The British Broadcasting Corporation sponsored a seminar featuring representatives of the BBC and PBS to discuss public television in Great Britain and the U.S. Specifically, the discussion…

  • FCC Reauthorization
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    FCC Reauthorization

    The committee heard testimony on the Federal Communications Commission, which is scheduled to be reauthorized by Congress this year. The FCC is a regulatory agency for all public communications media, including television, radio,…