Nicholas Johnson on TV

Johnson, Nicholas
October 1972
New Republic;10/14/72, Vol. 167 Issue 14, p23
Reports on the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to frame a system of national programming and local stations which would be free from the commercial pressures that relegate programming to culture's lowest common denominator. Accusation of Tom Whitehead, director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy against CPB of ignoring the local stations and concentrating on building a national network; Suggestion by Whitehead that public funds should not be used to express controversial points of view which are going to be opposite those of many citizens.


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