Educational Television

Archive Report

Beginnings of Educational Television

Allocation of TV Channels for Educational Use

After a slow start, educational television is picking up speed. Only a single non-commercial, educational TV station was operating six months ago; today five are on the air; and within another six months the present number is expected to triple. A total of 15 or 16 educational stations will fall far short of the 250 for which the Federal Communications Commission has reserved channels. However, as F.C.C. Chairman Hyde remarked on Apr. 8, getting the first few stations on the air represented “a tremendous accomplishment.”

With the experience of pioneer stations available to guide succeeding stations, educational television is likely to move ahead more rapidly to occupy the areas of the broadcasting band that have been ...

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