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  Public Television
The future of public broadcasting in America may in fact be assured by the range of those constituencies and by public television's malleable self-definition.
Public affairs programming has consistently been the target of Republican and conservative legislators' ire, and has caused public TV to be hypercautious in such programs.
Public broadcasters openly market their audience to corporations as an upscale demographic, one that businesses are eager to capture in what is known as "ambush marketing"--catching the attention of a listener or viewer who usually resists advertising.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/publictelevi/publictelevi.htm   (2249 words)

 Public Television St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Public television was at least partially born in reaction to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Newton Minnow's now famous comment that by 1961 American commercial television had become "a vast wasteland." (In 1978 Minnow would become chairman of PBS).
Public television thus evolved directly out of educational television, a difficult rite of passage due to the fact that ETV originally began as a collection of autonomous stations, each serving in various and sundry ways the cause of education, but with no overriding administrative/creative policy.
Despite internal and organizational conflicts, however, the avowed overall purpose of public television from the start was to make a dedicated attempt to free the television medium from the tyranny of the marketplace and to address the ideal of quality, rather than that of mass appeal and commercial profit.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100997   (845 words)

 Public Access Television
Public access television is one of the most exciting and controversial U.S. media developments within the past two decades.
The rationale for public access television was that, as mandated by the Federal Communications Act of 1934, the airwaves belong to the people, that in a democratic society it is useful to multiply public participation in political discussion, and that mainstream television severely limited the range of views and opinion.
Public access television, then, would open television to the public, it would make possible community participation, and thus would be in the public interest of strengthening democracy.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/publicaccess/publicaccess.htm   (902 words)

 Public Television in America
But in America, public television was created to fill the programming void left by commercial TV, and has been tolerated as a belated addition rather than as an equal.
Education, by default, was served by public television, always the weaker part of the broadcast system in terms of resources and audience.
Public TV largely missed out on the opportunity to enter the era of multichannel television.
www.brook.edu /press/books/clientpr/bertelsm/publictv.htm   (265 words)

 Public Television Comes to Wyoming
Around the United States, not one public television station was broadcasting in September, 1951, when University of Wyoming President George (“Duke”) Humphrey initiated the filing for the first public television station in Wyoming.
Even though Carpenter later withdrew his FCC request, Nebraska Public Television was expanding statewide through five new outlets, including one in the Nebraska Panhandle capable to broadcasting into parts of eastern Wyoming.
Approximately 84 percent of the respondents said they favored public television in Wyoming, even though a surprising number had not heard of the proposed plan and few knew the exact form of transmission.
uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu /History/public_television_comes_to_wyomi.htm   (6514 words)

 Official Resigns Public TV Post - New York Times
This is the latest in a string of departures of officials and consultants who played central roles in an effort by conservatives to bring what they viewed as more balance to public television and radio.
Public broadcasting officials who had been at odds with the corporation said the personnel changes could shore up support among Republican moderates and Democrats, important traditional allies in budget fights.
Denton provoked a controversy last year when, at a forum on one of the corporation's largest initiatives, creating projects designed to teach history and civics to teenagers, he suggested to producers that they tell corporate partners the programs could be a "Trojan horse" to get their technology into the schools.
www.nytimes.com /2006/02/10/arts/television/10broa.html?ex=1297227600&en=eecbfb28bc9a68d5&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (850 words)

 Public broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern public broadcasting is often a mixed commercial model.
Public TV and radio stations spend about 60 % of the ~10 Bil. € spent alltogether for broadcasting in Germany per year.
In addition, several provinces operate public broadcasters; these are not CBC subentities, but distinct networks in their own right.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_television   (3285 words)

 Ex-chair of public television board quits - The Boston Globe
NEW YORK -- Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, whose controversial leadership of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's board of directors sparked an internal investigation into his tenure, resigned from the board yesterday in advance of the imminent release of the report, which is expected to contain criticism of his actions.
His resignation from the CPB board follows what many public broadcasters have called the most tumultuous period in the 38-year history of the corporation, a private nonprofit that distributes federal funding to local stations.
But Democrats and liberal watchdog groups accused him of politicizing the corporation, which is charged with shielding public broadcasting from partisan meddling.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/11/04/ex_chair_of_public_television_board_quits   (414 words)

 Current Briefing: Public TV goes digital and high-definition
Public TV, like other broadcasters, urged the commission in November 1996 to use the full TV band and also took the opportunity to push for wider coverage areas for currently limited UHF stations.
Fourteen public TV licensees (and many more commercial stations) may get unexpected help: They may have the option of giving up one of their duplicate channels earlier than expected and earning large sums from the cell phone industry.
Public TV stations generally expect to multicast during the day and do HDTV at night, but by 2002 some were planning to air HDTV and a separate standard-definition channel simultaneously.
www.current.org /dtv   (2668 words)

 Public Television Issues
APTS provides advocacy for public television interests at the national level, as well as consistent leadership and information in marshaling grassroots and congressional support for its members—the nation’s public television stations.
Digital television is particularly promising for homeland security and education, from K-12 to adult learners.
APTS produces effective legislative strategies that allow local public television stations to continue to fulfill their individual missions as they make the transition to digital transmission.
www.apts.org /PTVissues/index.cfm   (153 words)

 Public access television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public access television is one type of PEG access, short for Public, Educational, and Governmental, the three traditional structures of access within a municpality.
Public access television channels may be run by public grassroots groups or individuals, private non-profits or city organizations and policies and regulations are subject to their own ordinances and community standards.
Public access centers are not necessarily bound to traditional one and one half hour block schedules, programs may be about 30 or 60 minutes but may also be of any length, depending on local organizational policies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_access_television   (2878 words)

 Wisconsin Public Television
Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio are services of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Wisconsin Public Television is active in leadership projects that create new opportunities and extend the value of WPT to new and varied audiences.
Wisconsin Public Television is a service of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension which provide equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX requirements.
www.wpt.org   (131 words)

 Public Access Television - PEG Channels
KLTV Community Access Television for Cowlitz County (Longview-Kelso) - In cooperation with Adelphia Cable, KLTV broadcasts on Adelphia Cable channels 11, 44 and 66 to cable subscribers in Cowlitz County.
Thurston Community Television - TCTV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit under contract to Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County to provide public educational and governmental access resources the greater Thurston County area.
Mid Valley Television - MVTV is owned and operated by the Cities of Toppenish, Wapato, Zillah and Granger as a public cable access facility.
www.mrsc.org /Subjects/Telecomm/PEG.aspx   (1090 words)

 Iraqi gunmen ambush, kill public television director - The Boston Globe
BAGHDAD -- Gunmen killed the director of Iraq's public television channel and his driver yesterday, the second slaying this month of a figure who shapes broadcast news coverage of the country's sectarian strife.
Amjad Hameed, 45, a former cameraman and programming executive who had run Al-Iraqiya television since July, was shot several times in the face and chest after the assailants cut him off as he headed to work in central Baghdad, the capital.
The slayings occurred four days after the shooting death of Munsuf Abdallah Khalidi, a news anchor on Baghdad Television, which is run by the country's largest Sunni Arab party.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/03/12/iraqi_gunmen_ambush_kill_public_television_director   (408 words)

 The Future of Public Television
Is the very term “public television” counterproductive given that many viewers think their tax dollars fund public television, when in reality, many stations exist on a preponderance of non-tax funding?
How is public television coping with the competition from cable channels and other outlets that now specialize in programming once dominated by public television-the Arts and Entertainment Channel, Disney, Odyssey, C-Span, Bravo, the Discovery Channel and Discovery Kids and Science, the History Channel, Nickelodeon, and BBC America-just to name a few examples?
Local public radio stations are provided with all kinds of opportunities to "cut into" NPR news programs with local updates.
culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu /pbs/agenda.shtml   (933 words)

 American Public Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The public television community consists of individually owned and operated stations across the country and often a market will have one or maybe more public television stations.
In four decades, we have established a tradition of providing public television stations with alternatives to the PBS common carriage that enable them to strengthen and customize their schedules.
Public broadcasting stations are supported in many ways.
www.aptonline.org /aptweb.nsf/vViewers/Index-Viewers+FAQ   (1101 words)

 WFYI Indianapolis - Public Television FAQ
If you have a question about WFYI Public Television that is not answered on this page or elsewhere on our site, please contact us.
Because WFYI Public Television broadcasts a Descriptive Audio Channel on our SAP (Secondary Audio Program) signal, new viewers may experience loss of audio (no sound) when they first visit channel 20.
Television sets are now pre-programmed to recognize SAP programming (descriptive narration for visually impaired viewers).
www.wfyi.org /televisionFAQ.asp   (232 words)

 WOUB Center for Public Media - Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ohio University Public Television began operating over 30 years ago and now reaches 36 counties in southeast Ohio and western West Virginia from transmitters in Athens and Cambridge, and translators in Millersburg and Loudenville.
In addition, the WOUB/WOUC stations are interconnected with other Ohio public television stations through the eTech/Ohio's two-way statewide fiber-optic network.
These stations address the WOUB Center for Public Media's mission to broaden perspectives and enrich awareness of members of the University and extended community.
www.tcom.ohiou.edu /tv.html   (242 words)

 The Seattle Times: Television: Chairman rocks public television
As chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), he heads a private but congressionally chartered agency that hands out federal money — $387 million this year — to PBS, National Public Radio (NPR) and hundreds of public radio and TV stations throughout the country.
Tomlinson's contention — that liberalism is too prominent on public TV, radio news and talk programs while conservative ideas are marginalized — has been met with aggressive denials, concern and suspicion within the public-broadcasting establishment.
A senior FCC official, who would not speak for attribution because he rules on issues affecting public broadcasting, went further, saying in April that the CPB "is engaged in a systematic effort not just to sanitize the truth, but to impose a right-wing agenda on PBS.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/television/2002284846_publictv23.html   (2105 words)

 KYVE/Yakima, The Public Network: Seattle Public Television
Community-supported public television station KYVE is the sister station of KCTS/Seattle.
One of the smallest stations in the public broadcasting system, KYVE is located on the campus of Yakima Valley Community College and serves one of the most rapidly growing Hispanic populations in the country.
Signing on air in 1962, KYVE was licensed to the Yakima School District until 1984 when the station became a community licensee.
www.kcts.org /inside/publicnetwork/kyve/index.asp   (209 words)

 Gillette Public Access Television
Gillette Public Access Television brings government and local programming to the people and provides the opportunity to individuals within the community to communicate ideas on public, educational, and governmental issues.
Gillette Public Access relies on support from everyone in the community.
Annual memberships are a great way to provide support to your local access television studio.
www.ci.gillette.wy.us /gpa   (128 words)

 The New York Times > Arts > Television > Republican Chairman Exerts Pressure on PBS, Alleging Biases
ASHINGTON, May 1 - The Republican chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is aggressively pressing public television to correct what he and other conservatives consider liberal bias, prompting some public broadcasting leaders - including the chief executive of PBS - to object that his actions pose a threat to editorial independence.
But he has repeatedly criticized public television programs as too liberal overall, and said in the interview, "I frankly feel at PBS headquarters there is a tone deafness to issues of tone and balance."
Though a huge bequest to National Public Radio from the estate of Joan Kroc, widow of the founder of McDonald's, has furthered the independence of public radio, corporate support and state financing for public television have slipped in recent years, making the nearly $400 million in federal money annually funneled through the corporation increasingly important.
www.nytimes.com /2005/05/02/arts/television/02public.html?ex=1272686400&en=4e1a4fc43fa3d5db&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (874 words)

 NPBA - Public Television: Related Materials, UM Libraries
A Public Trust: The Report of the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting.
Duggan, Ervin S. "Television in the Twenty-First Century: Where Does the Public Interest Lie?" Aspen Institute Conference on Public Broadcasting, February 3-4, 1992.
Grossman, Lawrence K. "The Fall and Rise of Public Television" Remarks before the PBS 1982 Program Fair.
www.lib.umd.edu /NPBA/subinfo/ptv.html   (738 words)

 Alabama Public Television
On Thursday, October 10th, Alabama Public Television will present a two-hour statewide conversation concerning Alabama's K-12 public school system.
Audiences will gather at locations around the state to discuss issues facing Alabama's 128 local school systems and the public schools.
Other topics for discussion include education's role in developing the state's workforce, and funding the state's public school system.
www.aptv.org /aptnews.asp?NewsID=38   (249 words)

 Public Television's Mystery Mann
In the current controversy over the possible elimination of Federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio, alleged liberal bias in public broadcasting and reports of Republican and White House meddling in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, one of the hot points has been a study commissioned by CPB Chairman Ken Tomlinson.
The full Mann report on Moyers has yet to be released to the public, but in remarks delivered on the Senate floor last week, North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan reported that at his request he had received from Ken Tomlinson the “raw data” used in the report.
What it suggests is a concerted attempt to remove from the air sources of information more comprehensive than most found in the commercial spectrum, part of a broader effort to keep the public in the dark about the policies and actions of the current administration.
www.commondreams.org /views05/0621-22.htm   (1043 words)

 Verizon TV Signs Public Television - Technology News by TechWeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The programming deal was signed with the Association of Public Television Stations and the Public Broadcasting Service.
The latest deal includes carriage of public safety warning information and formal education materials, such as certain subscription-based education data.
"The guaranteed carriage of public safety warning information was an essential part of the agreement," John Lawson, APTS president and chief executive, said in a statement.
techweb.com /showArticle.jhtml?articleID=189500019&cid=RSSfeed_TechWeb   (255 words)

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