Jim Robertson Papers
Jim Robertson began his career in noncommercial broadcasting at WTTW (Chicago, IL) as program director from 1954 to 1959. Starting in 1959, he held various positions at the National Educational Television and Radio Center, later National Educational Television including director of station relations and vice president and later president for network affairs. He also served as vice president and general manager for Community Television of Southern California, where he planned, equipped and constructed station KCET. His other positions in public broadcasting included chairman of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters Board of Directors and supervisor of WHA-AM-TV in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1970, Robertson became the Director of Radio for the National Association of Educational Broadcasters and the director of National Educational Radio. Later, he worked with a lobbying service -- the Association for Public Radio Stations, and in 1973, became a consultant in public broadcasting. Finally, in 1993, after crisscrossing the country with his wife conducting informal interviews with 56 pioneers in educational broadcasting, he published the book Televisionaries. The collection documents Robertson's oral history project as well as his work at National Educational Radio and his consulting work as part of Robertson Associates, Inc.
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