Education: Best in the U.S.

The nation's "most outstanding educational television station," announced the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation last week, is San Francisco's KQED. For Program Director Jonathan Rice, the plush banquet at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria was tinged with sweet irony. To pick up the first such award in educational TV history, Rice had to pay his own way; KQED was too broke to send him. Back at the studio, a bleak barn of a building near San Francisco's Skid Row, General Manager Jim Day answered newsmen's questions: "Plans? My only plan right now is to issue the paychecks...

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