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PBS 25th Birthday #54016

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1978
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(Studio) 25th birthday of Public Broadcasting System, which began in Houston, Texas, noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) History of PBS given; early years with lack of viewers noted. Films shown; programs like "Food for Life" mentioned. Carnegie Cmsn. recommendation that public television be made free from troubles of inadequate funds and congress response in Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 reported Dvt. of PBS since government funding made available outlined. Programs mentioned incl "The Great American Dream Machine, The Incredible Machine, The Adams Chronicles" and children's programs like "Sesame Street." Pioneers of commercial networks mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:10

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