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  • Origins of PBS Documentaries
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    Origins of PBS Documentaries

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, the Library of Congress and WGBH-TV co-hosted a panel discussion on PBS documentary programming. Participants included Clayborne Carson, who was senior…

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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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  • FCC Commissioners Testify on Capitol Hill
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    FCC Oversight

    The five FCC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing of their agency. TIssues discussed included President Trump’s tweets and the First Amendment, net neutrality, news media…

    875 views
  • Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Part One
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    Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner, Part One

    The 73rd annual Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner was held at the Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The first portion of the program featured keynote remarks by…

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  • Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Part Two
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    Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner, Part Two

    The 73rd annual Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner was held at the Building Museum in Washington, D.C. After a break for the dinner service, the second portion of the program featured award…

    172 views
  • Communicators with Mignon Clyburn
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    Communicators with Mignon Clyburn

    Commissioner Mignon Clyburn talked about Federal Communications Commission rules and issues including net neutrality and privacy. She also discussed her experience being the sole Democrat…

    603 views
  • Walter Podrazik Discusses emWatching TVem
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    Watching TV

    Walter Podrazik, television curator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, talked about his book, Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television, about the history and influence of…

    842 views
  • emTrue Southem
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    True South

    Jon Else, producer and cinematographer of the Civil Rights documentary Eyes on the Prize, talked about his book True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television…

    567 views
  • Washington Journal Representative Kevin Cramer Discusses Campaign 2016 and Media Bias
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    Representative Kevin Cramer on Campaign 2016 and Media Bias

    Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) talked about a questionnaire he is planning to send to broadcast networks about their approach to political coverage.

    912 views
  • Communicators with Scott Woolley
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    Communicators with Scott Woolley

    Scott Woolley talked about his book The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age, in which he examines the history of telegraph, radio, television, and…

    298 views
  • Communicators with Tim Winter
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    Communicators with Tim Winter

    Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council (PTC), talked about the council’s recent report on 20 years of the television content ratings system. The report argues that the…

    545 views
  • Discussion on the Future of Television
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    Future of Television

    Industry leaders talked about the future of television. Topics included ultra-high density (HD) 4K video, next-generation broadcast standards, and net neutrality, and spectrum auctions.…

    582 views
  • Communicators with Marc Tayer
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    Communicators with Marc Tayer, Part 1

    Marc Tayer talked by video from San Diego about his book, Televisionaries: Inside the Chaos and Innovation of the Digital Revolution, in which he chronicles the story of the growth of…

    305 views
  • QA with Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
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    Q&A with Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

    Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon talked about their documentary Best of Enemies, which tells the story of the famous 1968 televised debates between conservative William F.…

    1,728 views
  • Television and the Internet
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    Television and the Internet

    Panelists talked about the intersection of the Internet and television. Topics included the increasing programming and content choices for consumers, liner and non-linear programming, and…

    93 views
  • The Communicators Ajit Pai
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    Communicators with Ajit Pai

    Commissioner Ajit Pai talked about some of the key issues before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including net neutrality and whether to reclassify broadband as a utility,…

    1,353 views
  • emReel Americaem Spiro Agnew on Television News Bias 1969
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    Spiro Agnew on Television News Bias

    Vice President Spiro Agnew addressed a midwest regional Republican party conference in Des Moines, Iowa, and argued that television network commentators were an unelected elite who were biased…

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  • Hearing on Sports Blackouts and Antitrust Exemptions
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    Sports Broadcast Blackouts and Antitrust Exemptions

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on S. 1721, a bill that would eliminate the “sports blackout rule” enforced by the Federal Communications Commission that allows sports…

    389 views
  • Washington Journal Public Broadcasting Act of 1967
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    Public Broadcasting Act

    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…

    659 views
  • The Communicators Gordon Smith
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    Communicators with Gordon Smith

    Former Senator Gordon Smith talked about the future of television and gave his perspective on the U.S. Supreme Court decision delivered that day on ABC v. Aereo, Inc. that Aereo was…

    608 views
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