Radio: The Noncommercial First

In Houston last week, FCCommissioner Frieda Hennock kicked off her shoes for comfort and threw away her prepared speech for greater freedom of expression. Speaking on a subject dear to her heart, she was helping to dedicate station KUHT, the first noncommercial education TV station in the U.S. Commissioner Hennock rejoiced that, after 3½ years of work, "we're showing the scoffers, we're showing the world" that "education must have its own stations. You cannot mix free education with the profit motive."

On the success of station KUHT will largely depend the future of 16 other education TV stations scheduled to go on...

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