Proposals for Expanding ETV Resources
Educational television, sometimes highly praised but never adequately supported, may soon receive the financial resources it needs to fulfill its promise. In recent months, the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Commission on Educational Television have offered detailed plans to provide a large, steady source of income for an expanded educational TV system. President Johnson, in his January 10 State of the Union message to Congress, said that “We must develop educational television into a vital public resource to enrich our homes, educate our families and to provide assistance in our classrooms.” The President added that he would propose legislation to increase federal support of educational TV.
Educational television has lived from hand to mouth since its inception 15 years ago. Cincinnati's ...