Public Broadcasting Act of 1967
The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 (usc|47|396) set up
public broadcastingin the United States, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and eventually the Public Broadcasting Service(PBS) and National Public Radio(NPR).
Lyndon B. Johnsonsigned the act into law on November 7, 1967, he described its purpose::It announces to the world that our Nation wants more than just material wealth; our Nation wants more than a "chicken in every pot" [ [http://hoover.archives.gov/info/faq.html#chicken Hoover Information FAQ: "During the 1928 presidential campaign, did Herbert Hoover really promise 'a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage?'"] at The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.] . We in America have an appetite for excellence, too. While we work every day to produce new goods and to create new wealth, we want most of all to enrich man's spirit. That is the purpose of this act. [ [http://www.cpb.org/aboutpb/act/text.html The text of the PBA 1967] at cpb.org]
More concretely::It will give a wider and, I think, stronger voice to educational radio and television by providing new funds for broadcast facilities. It will launch a major study of television's use in the Nation's classrooms and their potential use throughout the world. Finally — and most important — it builds a new institution: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
* [http://www.cpb.org/aboutpb/act/ The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967] at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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