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George E. Probst Papers

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Abstract

Title:
George E. Probst Papers
Author/Creator:
Probst, George E.
Collection number:
2008-60
Size:
11 folders
Bulk dates:
1970
Inclusive dates:
1970, 2007
Collection Area:
National Public Broadcasting Archives
Repository:
National Public Broadcasting Archives, 3210 Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9160, Fax: 301-314-2634, Email: npba@umd.edu
Abstract:

George E. Probst (1917-1986) held many positions in both broadcasting and education from 1944 to 1983: Executive Director, Office of Radio and Television, University of Chicago (1944-1954); Founder, director and Producer, University of Chicago Roundtable (NBC) (1944-1954); Chairman, committee that presented before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the case for assigning television channels for education (1949-1950): Chairman, finance committee, Joint Committee on Educational Television (JCET) (1950-1952); Chairman, Committee of all educational institutions, Chicago Metropolitan Area Educational Television (1951-1953; Chairman, Adult Education Committee administering Fund for Adult Education grant for production of radio series The Jefferson Heritage (co-author), Ways of Mankind, People Under Communism, Voice of Europe(1951-1953); Director, radio and television programming, WGBH (Boston, MA) (1954); Co-founder, President, Broadcast Foundation of America (1955-1983); Producer, director, writer,Democracy in America, a series based on Alexis de Tocqueville's observations of American life and politics (1958); Director, National Educational Television and Radio Center (1960-1966); Executive Director, National Commission for Cooperative Education (1966-1976); Consultant, U.S. Office of Education (1968-1976). The collection documents Probst's participation in National Conference on Citizens Rights in Broadcasting, October 1970 as well as the public television programms: Tocqueville's America and The University of Chicago Roundtable.

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