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 WGBH: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WGBH is highly recognized for its contributions toward fulfilling the "educational" role of non-commercial educational TV.
WGBH received its first broadcasting license in 1951 under the auspices of the Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council, a consortium of local universities and cultural institutions, whose collaboration stems from an 1836 bequest by textile manufacturer John Lowell, Jr.
WGBH's original studios were located in (presently Stratton Student Center) on the campus of MIT (An engineering university in Cambridge) until the building burned down in a 1963 fire.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wg/wgbh3.htm   (829 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: WGBH
WGBH is an established public television and public radio broadcast service located in Boston, Massachusetts.
WGBH is a member of PBS in regard to its television broadcasts, and both a member of NPR and an affiliate of PRI for its radio broadcasts.
WGBH invented television closed captioning and the Descriptive Video Service (DVS); they provide these access services to commercial and public TV producers, and to home video, Web sites, and movie theaters nationwide.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/WGBH   (1020 words)

  
 WGBH - Media Access Group - Milestones
WGBH describes and captions the first Omnimax film, Mountain Gorilla, for the Boston Museum of Science, thanks to WGBH's MoPix® and the coordinated efforts of the Media Access departments at WGBH: The Caption Center, Descriptive Video Service (DVS), and the Media Access Research and Development Office (MARDO).
WGBH conducts the first national test of DVS on American Playhouse on 10 public television stations across the country in conjunction with the Washington Ear, a Washington, D.C., radio reading service.
Encouraged by WGBH's research indicating the blind community's enthusiasm for described television, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides funds to WGBH for the development of a business plan to create a national description service on PBS.
main.wgbh.org /wgbh/pages/mag/about/mag-milestones.html   (1602 words)

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