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Raymond D. Hurlbert Papers


Raymond D. Hurlbert Papers
Hurlbert, Raymond D.
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NPBA 92-11
0.50 linear feet
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Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Raymond D. Hurlbert began his public broadcasting career in the early 1950s when he helped establish the Alabama Educational Television Network as well as the Alabama Educational Television Commission, becoming its first president from 1953 to 1955. In 1955, he served as general manager of the Alabama Educational Television Network. From 1962 to 1963, Hurlbert served on the television board of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB), including a stint as chair. He was also a member of the National Association of Educational Television, and its president in 1968. Finally, his frequent testimony before Congressional committees on behalf of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 was influential in swaying political support for the measure. The collection documents Hurlbert's work as general manager of Alabama Educational Television Commission as well as its creation. It also documents Hurlbert's participation in Congressional hearings from 1958 to 1967.

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