Television: The Fourth Network

In most imaginations, the term educational television instantly produces a picture of a threadbare professor with terminal logorrhea, droning on and on and on. But educational TV has long since set higher standards than that, and no one is less interested in the dull professor than the people who are shaping the future of educational TV in the U.S.

There are 64 educational stations in the country. Many of them have had massive help from the Ford Foundation, which has spent an estimated $80 million in support of educational programs and facilities. This spring the Federal Government has finally begun to...

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