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Frank W. Lloyd Papers

Abstract

Title:
Frank W. Lloyd Papers
Author/Creator:
Lloyd, Frank W.
Collection number:
NPBA 92-62
Size:
1.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1969-1973
Inclusive dates:
1952-1973
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Frank W. Lloyd III has had a distinguished career in communications law. He was the General Counsel of the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) from 1971 to 1973 after its merger with the Greater Washington Educational Television Association (GWETA). He then became president of the Citizens Communication Center, a public interest law firm focusing on broadcasting. From 1977 to 1981, Lloyd held a variety of consulting and administrative jobs during the Carter administration including a six-month consultancy on public television in the White House, and was the administrative assistant to Charles D. Ferris, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Finally, he prepared the position of the Office of Telecommunications Policy for the March 1977 hearings before the House Communications Subcommittee and authored the Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978. The collection documents Lloyd's involvement with first the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) and then the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association after the two organizations merged in November 1972.

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This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Frank W. Lloyd Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1586
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Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Frank W. Lloyd III, a Harvard Law School graduate with a mixed background in communications and law served in the Office of Economic Opportunity during the Johnson administration. In September, 1971, he joined the newly created National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT), formerly named the National Public Affairs Broadcasting Center, working as its General Counsel. While working for NPACT, Lloyd wrote the initial by-laws, negotiated the first contracts with correspondents and executive producers, and established NPACT's exemption from DC taxes. Lloyd also developed guidelines and procedures for obtaining materials subject to copyright as well as NPACT's policies in dealing with unsolicited program ideas and their proprietary rights. Lloyd was responsible for dealing with NPACT's legal relationships with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the Ford Foundation. During the election year of 1972, Lloyd's job focused on related election issues of equal time granted to all candidates, helping PBS develop a policy of compliance with the candidate access requirements of the Campaign Financing Act of 1972. That year, Lloyd also worked with CPB and PBS during the public broadcasting hearings in both the House and the Senate, preparing data for John Macy, writing memorandum detailing legislative history, and stating the rationale for national public affairs in public broadcasting, especially as demonstrated by NPACT.

Lloyd also served as secretary preparing notices, agendas, and working documents for all the Board and Executive Committee meetings. In addition, he drafted all of the program proposals to CPB, PBS, the Ford Foundation et al. Finally, Lloyd served as Secretary to the Merger Planning Committee, writing minutes and merger agreements until the November 30, 1972 Board Meeting which approved the merger of NPACT and GWETA (Greater Washington Educational Television Association).

Starting in January 1973, Lloyd took on similar legal responsibilities for WETA-TV and WETA-FM. He expanded his work into new areas however including the legal status of the WETA School Television Service (STS), and copyright issues concerning educational services. Lloyd also continued to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Board, recording and drafting minutes, and preparing resolutions.

Later that year, Lloyd succeeded Albert Kramer as president of the Citizens Communication Center, a public interest law firm focusing on broadcasting. He held this post until 1977, becoming executive director in 1975. During 1975, Lloyd wrote frequently for the Public Telecommunications Review, published by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB). In 1976, Lloyd represented the National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting in a challenge to the Federal Communication Commission rule which limited the growth of cable television.

Then, in 1977, Lloyd spent six months as a consultant on public television to the Carter administration White House office. As a consultant, Lloyd developed an administrative policy on public broadcasting funding. He also prepared the position of the Office of Telecommunications Policy for the March 1977 hearings before the House Communications Sub-committee on issues including deciding how to replace the five-year funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting due to expire in 1980. From 1977 to 1980, Lloyd worked as the administrative assistant to Charles D. Ferris, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Currently, Frank W. Lloyd III works for the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Pope in Washington, DC.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frank W. Lloyd Papers covers the years 1952 to 1973, with the bulk of the collection from 1969 to 1973. The collection documents Lloyd's involvement with first the National Public Affairs Center for Television and then the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association after the two organizations merged in November 1972. Types of documents include correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, and news clippings.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Frank W. Lloyd Papers was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Frank W. Lloyd in November of 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Karen E. King, July 1992. Revised by Karen E. King, October 1995

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King, April 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Public Broadcasting Clippings, 1971-1973 (0.25 linear foot)

This series illustrates the issues concerning public broadcasting from 1971 to 1973. Topics include long-range financing, the National Public Affairs Center for Television, radio issues, the Office of Public Telecommunications and audience research.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Memo, September, November-December 1971 series 1box 1folder 1
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Memo, January-May 1972 series 1box 1folder 2
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Memo, June-August 1972 series 1box 1folder 3
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Memo, September-December 1972 series 1box 1folder 4
Corporation for Public Broadcasting News, January, April, September, November 1972 series 1box 1folder 5
Broadcasting PTV Articles, January-February 1973 series 1box 1folder 6
Broadcasting PTV Articles, March-April 1973 series 1box 1folder 7
Broadcasting PTV Articles, May 1973 series 1box 1folder 8
Broadcasting PTV Articles, June 1973 series 1box 1folder 9

Series 2: Public Broadcasting Service, 1952-1972 (0.25 linear foot)

This series focuses on legislative issues concerning the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Topics include drug lyrics, journalism standards, the opinions of the Federal Communications Commission, and policies on program content.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Broadcast Regulation: CPB/PBS/WNET Guidelines -- Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws (CPB, PBS, NET), 1952, 1969-1971 series 2box 1folder 10
Broadcast Regulation: CPB/PBS/WNET Guidelines -- Drug Lyrics 1971; Journalism Standards, 1964, 1970-1971 series 2box 1folder 11
Broadcast Regulation: CPB/PBS/WNET Guidelines -- NET FCC Opinions, 1968-1971 series 2box 1folder 12
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Cover Letter, Table of Contents, 1972 series 2box 2folder 1
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Program Offerings Procedures, 1972 series 2box 2folder 2
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- General A-B, 1972 series 2box 2folder 3
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- General C, 1972 series 2box 2folder 4
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- General C, 1972 series 2box 2folder 5
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- Basic FCC Requirements D-E, 1972 series 2box 2folder 6
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- Basic FCC Requirements F-G, 1972 series 2box 2folder 7
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- Basic FCC Requirements H-O, 1972 series 2box 2folder 8
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- Rights, 1972 series 2box 2folder 9
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- Scheduling and Distribution, 1972 series 2box 2folder 10
PBS Programming & Procedures Book -- Policies on Program Content -- Programming Evaluation Procedures -- Operational and Technical, 1972 series 2box 2folder 11

Series 3: National Public Affairs Center for Television, 1970-1973 (0.75 linear foot)

This series focuses on the productions of the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) and its merger with the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (GWETA) in 1972. Topics include the history of NPACT, the coverage of the 1972 election, and the merger with GWETA. Key correspondents include NPACT President James Karayn, Jr, and Donald V. Taverner.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
NPACT & PTV News Clippings -- NPACT, June-September 1971 series 3box 2folder 12
NPACT & PTV News Clippings -- NPACT, October-December 1971 series 3box 2folder 13
NPACT & PTV News Clippings -- Public Television, March, October 1970; undated series 3box 2folder 14
NPACT & PTV News Clippings -- Public Television, March, July, September 1971 series 3box 2folder 15
NPACT & PTV News Clippings -- Public Television, October 1971 series 3box 2folder 16
NPACT & PTV News Clippings -- Public Television, November-December 1971 series 3box 2folder 17
NPACT Program Releases -- General, October 1971-April 1972 series 3box 2folder 18
NPACT Program Releases -- General, May-July 1972 series 3box 2folder 19
NPACT Program Releases -- General, August-December 1972 series 3box 2folder 20
NPACT Program Releases -- Convention Coverage, June-August 1972 series 3box 2folder 21
NPACT Program Releases -- Specials, October 1971-March 1972 series 3box 2folder 22
NPACT Program Releases -- Specials, April-November 1972 series 3box 2folder 23
NPACT Program Releases -- "A Public Affair" Election '72 -- Correspondence, Program List, 1972 series 3box 3folder 1
NPACT Program Releases -- "A Public Affair" Election '72 -- Program List: 1-10, 1972 series 3box 3folder 2
NPACT Program Releases -- "A Public Affair" Election '72 -- Program List: 11-20, 1972 series 3box 3folder 3
NPACT Program Releases -- "A Public Affair" Election '72 -- Program List: 21-29, 1972 series 3box 3folder 4
NPACT Program Releases -- "A Public Affair" Election '72 -- Program List: 31-38, 40-42, 1972 series 3box 3folder 5
NPACT-GWETA Merger Papers -- Correspondence, 1971-1972 series 3box 3folder 6
NPACT-GWETA Merger Papers -- Correspondence, 1971-1972 series 3box 3folder 7
NPACT-GWETA Merger Papers -- Correspondence, 1971-1972 series 3box 3folder 8
NPACT-GWETA Merger Papers -- Correspondence, 1971-1972 series 3box 3folder 9
NPACT-GWETA Merger Papers -- Correspondence, 1971-1972 series 3box 3folder 10
NPACT-GWETA Merger Papers -- Correspondence, 1971-1972 series 3box 3folder 11
NPACT-GWETA Merger Papers -- Correspondence, December 1972-June 1973 series 3box 3folder 12

Series 4: Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, 1969-1973 (0.25 linear foot)

This series focuses on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's commitment to the support of public affairs programming at GWETA. Key correspondents include William J. McCarter, John W. Macy, Jr., and Sidney L. James.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
CPB Commitments to the Support of National Public Affairs Programming Efforts at GWETA, April 1969-March 1971 series 4box 3folder 13
CPB Commitments to the Support of National Public Affairs Programming Efforts at GWETA, April-June 1971 series 4box 3folder 14
CPB Commitments to the Support of National Public Affairs Programming Efforts at GWETA, July-October 1971 series 4box 3folder 15
CPB Commitments to the Support of National Public Affairs Programming Efforts at GWETA, February-April, October, December 1972 series 4box 3folder 16
CPB Commitments to the Support of National Public Affairs Programming Efforts at GWETA, January-February 1973 series 4box 3folder 17

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