||Public Television, A Program for Action: Report and Recommendations
Public Television, A Program for Action: Report and Recommendations
This report of the Carnegie Commission on Educational Television is addressed to The American people.
The Commission has been sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and its study financed by that foundation. The Commission was asked to conduct a broadly conceived study of noncommercial television and to focus its attention principally, although not exclusively, on community-owned channels and their services to the general public....The Commission will recommend lines along which noncommercial television stations might most usefully develop during the years ahead.
It was made clear to the Commission from the outset that within the general framework of its charge from the Carnegie Corporation it was free to set its own terms of reference and to operate wholly under its own direction. The Commission reports, therefore, as an independent group, solely responsible for its conclusions and recommendations. (p. vii)
Introductory note: What public television is.
A proposal to extend and strengthen educational television:
A summary of the Commission's report.
The commission urges immediate action to extend and strengthen education
The commission proposes a new institution for public television.
The commission proposes enlarged Federal support for public television.
The commission proposes continuing study to improve instructional television.
Chapter 1. The opportunity.
Television and education.
A civilized voice.
Chapter 2. The present system.
Sources of operating funds.
The need for public television.
Chapter 3. The proposal.
Recruitment and training.
The total system.
Chapter 4. The promise.
The new shape of educational television.
The road ahead.
Programs: The test of the system.
Fulfilling the promise.
Programs for children.
Analysis of ideas.
Flexibility of scheduling.
The sense of history.
The faith to be free.
Other educational television stations as of December 1966.
Carnegie Commission on Education Television
Date of Publication:
Saturday, December 31, 1966
Name: Carnegie Commission on Educational Television
State, Zip: MA,