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James Day Papers

Abstract

Title:
James Day Papers
Author/Creator:
Day, James
Collection number:
NPBA 91-205
Size:
21.00 linear feet, including 26 audiovisual items
Bulk dates:
1969-1992
Inclusive dates:
1952-1996 and undated
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:

From 1953 to 1969, James Day served as the president and general manager of KQED (San Francisco, CA). For fourteen years, he hosted his own weekly program, Kaleidoscope, on which he interviewed many notable people including Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert Kennedy, and Buster Keaton. In 1969, Day became president of National Educational Television (NET). When NET merged with New York's public television channel, WNDT, in 1970 to become WNET/Channel 13, Day became the president of the merged organizations. In 1973, Day resigned as president of WNET due to his dissatisfaction with public television and the growing importance of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). He founded his own production company, Publivision, Inc., which produced and syndicated to public stations all over the world a night interview program, Day At Night. The collection documents Day's career at KQED, NET, WNET, and as an independent consultant in the field of public television. A great deal of the collection consists of Day's research for his 1995 history of public television, The Vanishing Vision: The Inside Story of Public Television.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

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This collection is open for research use.

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James Day Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Historical Note

James Day was born on December 22, 1918, in Alameda, California. He earned an AB in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1941, and a postgraduate degree from Stanford University in 1951.

After serving as a Captain in the Army during World War Two, Day worked as the director of Public Affairs and Education for NBC, San Francisco from 1946 to 1949. He spent 1949 to 1951 in Tokyo, Japan, as a civilian radio specialist with the Army of Occupation. He then took a job as Deputy Director of Radio Free Asia from 1951 to 1953.

Immediately after leaving Radio Free Asia, Day received a phone call from the assistant to the president of Stanford University asking if he would be interested in applying for a job that was being developed by the Bay Area Public Television Association. Day was interested and about a week later, he became the founding director of KQED, San Francisco, the nation's sixth public television station.

Day served as the president and general manager of KQED from 1953 until 1969. Under his leadership, KQED won a worldwide reputation for its imaginative and bold programming and for its innovative fund raising. KQED set a new precedence for nightly news with its program Newsroom.

For fourteen years, Day hosted his own weekly program, Kaleidoscope, on which he interviewed many notable people including Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert Kennedy, Buster Keaton, Aldous Huxley, and Alexander Kerensky. Additionally, he conducted extended interviews with Eric Hoffer and Arnold Toynbee.

In 1969, Day left KQED to become president of National Educational Television (NET), then the national network of educational television with headquarters in New York City. When NET merged with New York's public television channel, WNDT, in 1970 to become WNET/Channel 13, Day became the president of the merged organizations. His name is closely associated with some of the NET programming of that period, including The Great American Dream Machine, An American Family, Banks and the Poor, and VD Blues.

In 1973, Day resigned as president of WNET due to his dissatisfaction with public television and the growing importance of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). He founded his own production company, Publivision, Inc., which produced and syndicated to public stations all over the world a night interview program, Day At Night. The series of 130 half-hour shows brought Day together with many leaders in the arts, sciences, literature, sports, entertainment, and public service, such as Ray Bradbury, Aaron Copland, Alger Hiss, Muhammad Ali, Jason Robards, and Ralph Ellison.

Day's service with public television continued even after he had left for the private sector. He served three years on the original board of PBS and fourteen years on the original board of the Children's Television Workshop. He was one of the founders of the International Public Television Screening conference, chairman of the board of The Press and the Public Project, and president of Timely Productions.

In 1995, Day published the book, The Vanishing Vision: The Inside Story of Public Television, which outlines the history of public television from the early 1950s, through the turbulent sixties and seventies, to the modern problems that face the field in the 1990s.

Starting in 1976, Day served as Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in television and radio. He also continued to serve as president of Publivision, Inc., and as a consultant for various projects, which have in the past included trips to Africa, Asia and South America. From 2000 to 2008, Day was an advisor to CUNY-TV, the City University of New York's television station.

James Day died on April 24, 2008.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The James Day Papers cover the years 1953 to 1996 and contain some undated material. The bulk of the materials date from 1969 to 1992. The collection documents Day's career at KQED, NET, WNET, and as an independent consultant in the field of public television. A great deal of the collection consists of Day's research for his 1995 history of public television, The Vanishing Vision: The Inside Story of Public Television. Types of materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, published reports, program guides, press materials, transcripts, photographs, videotapes, and audiotapes.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The James Day Papers were donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by James Day in four installments in August of 1990, October of 1996, September of 1998 and May of 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Elizabeth Borja, October 2000

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King, May 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Public Television, 1953-1995 and undated (4.75 linear feet)

This series documents James Day's research on public television. It is divided into eight subseries.

Subseries 1.1: General, 1963-1994, undated (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries concerns public television in a non-specific manner. Documents contained include reports and periodicals. Topics include: audiences, business affairs, leadership, and the overall feasibility of public television. The documents are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Schramm, Wilbur and Jack Lyle. The People Look at Educational Television: A Report on and from the Audiences of Eight Representative TV Stations, 1963series 1.1box 1folder 1
Kettering Conference on Public Television Programming, June 25-28, 1969series 1.1box 1folder 2
The Calderwood Report: A Study of Public Broadcasting's External Business Affairs, 1971series 1.1box 1folder 3
The Calderwood Report: A Study of Public Broadcasting's External Business Affairs, 1971series 1.1box 1folder 4
Powledge, Fred (ACLU). Public Television: A Question of Survival., February 1972series 1.1box 1folder 5
Columbia Journalism Review. "Public TV: What Hope for Progress?", July/August 1972series 1.1box 1folder 6
PTR (Public Telecommunications Review) Cumulative index, 1973-1977series 1.1box 1folder 7
Wald, Richard C. Possible Courses for News and Public Aff, 1978series 1.1box 1folder 8
Who Watches PTV?, 1978-1992series 1.1box 1folder 9
The Boston Consulting Group. Strategies for Public Television in a Multi-Channel Environment., 1991series 1.1box 1folder 10
The Hartford Gunn Institute. An Agenda for Developing Public Broadcasting's Second Generation: A Strategy for Leadership., August 1994series 1.1box 1folder 11
Miscellaneous Articles, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 12

Subseries 1.2: Biographical Profiles, 1966-1995 (0.75 linear feet)

This subseries contains clippings, correspondence and memos to, from, and about people who played pivotal roles in public broadcasting. Some of these people include: Ward Chamberlin, Fred Friendly, Hartford N. Gunn, John Jay Iselin, Henry Loomis, Bill Moyers, and Ralph Rogers. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by person.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Chloe Aaron, 1978series 1.2box 2folder 1
Ken Burns, 1985-1994, undatedseries 1.2box 2folder 2
Ward Chamberlin, 1970-1972series 1.2box 2folder 3
Ward Chamberlin, 1970-1972series 1.2box 2folder 4
Tom Curtis, 1972-1973series 1.2box 2folder 5
James Day, 1973-1994, undatedseries 1.2box 2folder 6
Ervin Duggan, 1994-1995series 1.2box 2folder 7
Fred W. Friendly, 1967-1992series 1.2box 2folder 8
Lawrence Grossman, 1973-1984series 1.2box 2folder 9
Hartford N. Gunn, 1966-series 1.2box 2folder 10
Frieda Hennock, 1994series 1.2box 2folder 11
Ethan Allan Hitchcock, 1970-1981series 1.2box 2folder 12
John Jay Iselin, 1972-1986series 1.2box 2folder 13
Jennifer Lawson, 1990-1995series 1.2box 3folder 1
Henry Loomis, 1972-1978series 1.2box 3folder 2
Henry Loomis, 1972-1978series 1.2box 3folder 3
Robert MacNeil, 1973-1995series 1.2box 3folder 4
John W. Macy, Jr., 1970-1972series 1.2box 3folder 5
John W. Macy, Jr., 1970-1972series 1.2box 3folder 6
Richard Moore, 1970-1973, undatedseries 1.2box 3folder 7
Bill Moyers, 1971-1995series 1.2box 3folder 8
Marlon Riggs, 1994series 1.2box 3folder 9
Ralph Rogers, 1972-1978, undatedseries 1.2box 3folder 10
Horace P. Rowley III, 1972-1973series 1.2box 3folder 11
John F. White, 1958-1971series 1.2box 3folder 12
Fred Wiseman, 1975-1994series 1.2box 3folder 13

Subseries 1.3: Events, 1969-1978 (10 folders)

This subseries covers events that took place in the history of public broadcasting, particularly between 1969 and 1978. Materials include reports, clippings, memos and correspondence. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Vice President Agnew Attacks Broadcasting's Coverage of Politics, 1969series 1.3box 3folder 14
The Aspen Document, 1971series 1.3box 3folder 15
Clay T. Whitehead Attacks Public Broadcasting, October 1971-February 1973series 1.3box 3folder 16
Whitehead, Clay T. Local Autonomy and the Fourth Network: Striking a Balance., October 1971series 1.3box 3folder 17
White House Attack on Public Affairs, 1972series 1.3box 4folder 1
Lehrer, Jim. Public Affairs Programming: New Directions., October 1972series 1.3box 4folder 2
Coverage of the Apollo 17 Moonwalk, 1972series 1.3box 4folder 3
Patrick Buchanan Appears on "The Dick Cavett Show", 1973series 1.3box 4folder 4
Public Television Coverage of the Watergate Hearings, 1974series 1.3box 4folder 5
1978 Rewrite of the Communications Act of 1934, 1978series 1.3box 4folder 6

Subseries 1.4: Funding, 1957-1994 (0.75 linear feet)

This subseries is divided into two categories: long range and federal funding. Long range funding covers public television's attempts to raise money outside of the funds allotted to them by the federal government. Such actions involved auctions, public subscription, underwriting, and pledge drives. Materials include memos, correspondence, press releases, and clippings. Federal funding covers the relationship between the U.S. government and public broadcasting. The category focuses on public broadcasting's attempts to maintain federal funding during the early 1970's, despite President Nixon's disapproval. Documents include government papers, memos, reports and clippings. The materials in both categories are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Long Range Funding -- Long Range Funding, 1969-1994series 1.4box 4folder 7
Long Range Funding -- Funding -- General and Key, 1971-1980series 1.4box 4folder 8
Long Range Funding -- Underwriting, 1957-1982series 1.4box 4folder 9
Long Range Funding -- Underwriting, 1957-1982series 1.4box 4folder 10
Long Range Funding -- Underwriter Data -- Clippings, 1971-1992series 1.4box 4folder 11
Long Range Funding -- Underwriter Data -- Correspondence, 1974-1975series 1.4box 4folder 12
Long Range Funding -- Netzer, Dick. Long-Range Financing of Public Broadcasting., 1968series 1.4box 4folder 13
Long Range Funding -- Schramm and Nelson. The Financing of Public Television., October 1972series 1.4box 4folder 14
Long Range Funding -- Public Fund Raising, 1973-1984series 1.4box 4folder 15
Long Range Funding -- Public Subscription, 1975-1980series 1.4box 4folder 16
Long Range Funding -- Ford Foundation, 1974-1978series 1.4box 5folder 1
Long Range Funding -- Auctions, 1975-1978series 1.4box 5folder 2
Long Range Funding -- Statement by Joan Ganz Cooney before the Carnegie Commission, November 18, 1977series 1.4box 5folder 3
Long Range Funding -- Marketing Plans, 1980series 1.4box 5folder 4
Long Range Funding -- Cigarettes/Liquor, 1980series 1.4box 5folder 5
Long Range Funding -- Pay TV/PACE, 1980series 1.4box 5folder 6
Long Range Funding -- Super Stars -- 1980 Channel 13 Summer Membership Drive, 1980series 1.4box 5folder 7
Long Range Funding -- Annenberg Grant, 1981-1990series 1.4box 5folder 8
Long Range Funding -- VHF-UHF Swap, 1985series 1.4box 5folder 9
Long Range Funding -- Funding Update, 1992series 1.4box 5folder 10
Federal Funding -- Federal Funding, 1974-1984series 1.4box 5folder 11
Federal Funding -- Federal Funding, 1974-1984series 1.4box 5folder 12
Federal Funding -- Whitehead Funding Bill, February 1972series 1.4box 5folder 13
Federal Funding -- 1973 Funding, 1973series 1.4box 5folder 14
Federal Funding -- McDonald Bill -- Congressional Record Vol. 18, June 1972series 1.4box 5folder 15
Federal Funding -- McDonald Bill -- Bill in Congress, 1970-1972series 1.4box 5folder 16
Federal Funding -- McDonald Bill -- Nixon Veto, 1972-1973series 1.4box 5folder 17
Federal Funding -- Senate Attacks Public Broadcasting, 1992series 1.4box 5folder 18

Subseries 1.5: Independents, 1976-1995, undated (7 folders)

This subseries deals with programming created independent to public broadcasting and network television and their formation of a new service: the Independent Television Service (ITVS). Materials include clippings, memos, and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Independents -- General, 1976-1983series 1.5box 6folder 1
Independents -- General, 1976-1983series 1.5box 6folder 2
Indies: Articles -- General, 1978-1988, undatedseries 1.5box 6folder 3
Downtown Community Television, 1980series 1.5box 6folder 4
Global Village, 1984series 1.5box 6folder 5
Government Regulation, 1977-1982series 1.5box 6folder 6
ITVS (Independent Television Service), 1987-1995series 1.5box 6folder 7

Subseries 1.6: Instructional Television, 1953-1995, undated (3 folders)

This subseries covers instructional television, where the roots of public television were formed. The clippings concerning television's use in teaching are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings, 1953-1995series 1.6box 6folder 8
Clippings, 1975-1980series 1.6box 6folder 9
Publications, undatedseries 1.6box 6folder 10

Subseries 1.7: Organizations, 1953-1987, undated (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries covers various organizations that relate to public television. These organizations include: Joint Council on Educational Television (JCET), National Citizens Committee for Educational Television (NCCET) and National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT). Materials include reports, newsletters, correspondence, press materials, and clippings. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by organization.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Advisory Council of National Organizations (ACNO), 1979, undatedseries 1.7box 6folder 11
Joint Council on Educational Television (JCET). Four Years of Progress in Educational Television., December 1956series 1.7box 6folder 12
National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB). The Manager's Letter., August 1978-September 1979series 1.7box 6folder 13
National Citizens Committee for Educational Television (NCCET) -- NCCET brochure, 1953series 1.7box 6folder 14
National Citizens Committee for Educational Television (NCCET) -- Newsletter "Educational Television News", 1953-1954series 1.7box 6folder 15
National Program Council, 1970-1972series 1.7box 7folder 1
National Public Affairs Center for Television -- Correspondence, 1971-1973, undatedseries 1.7box 7folder 2
National Public Affairs Center for Television -- Clippings, 1971-1976series 1.7box 7folder 3
National Public Affairs Center for Television -- Publicity, 1972series 1.7box 7folder 4
National Public Affairs Center for Television -- Broadcasting House and Senate Proceedings -- Interim Report of the Joint Committee on Congressional Opinions on Congress and Mass Communications with Separate views., October 10, 1974series 1.7box 7folder 5
National Public Affairs Center for Television -- Publicity, 1975series 1.7box 7folder 6
National Public Radio (NPR), 1969-1987series 1.7box 7folder 7

Subseries 1.8: Stations, 1953-1995 (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries focuses on several public television stations that came to be members in PBS. These stations include KQED/San Francisco, WETA/Washington, WLIW/Garden City, and WTTW/Chicago. Materials include clippings, correspondence, brochures, press materials. Of special note are over 10 years of KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides from the 1950s and 1960s. There is also information on National Association of Public Television Stations (NAPTS). The subseries is arranged alphabetically by call letters, with other information at the end.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
General, 1974-1984series 1.8box 7folder 8
KCET/LA, 1977-1983series 1.8box 7folder 9
KQED/San Francisco, 1953-1995series 1.8box 7folder 10
KQED/San Francisco, 1953-1995series 1.8box 7folder 11
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, May-December 1955; 1956-1962series 1.8box 8folder 1
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, May-December 1955; 1956-1962series 1.8box 8folder 2
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, May-December 1955; 1956-1962series 1.8box 8folder 3
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, May-December 1955; 1956-1962series 1.8box 8folder 4
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, May-December 1955; 1956-1962series 1.8box 8folder 5
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, May-December 1955; 1956-1962series 1.8box 8folder 6
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, May-December 1955; 1956-1962series 1.8box 8folder 7
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, May-December 1955; 1956-1962series 1.8box 8folder 8
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, 1963-1966; 1968series 1.8box 9folder 1
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, 1963-1966; 1968series 1.8box 9folder 2
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, 1963-1966; 1968series 1.8box 9folder 3
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, 1963-1966; 1968series 1.8box 9folder 4
KQED Focus Magazine/Program Guides, 1963-1966; 1968series 1.8box 9folder 5
KTCA/St. Paul, 1961-1976series 1.8box 10folder 1
WETA/Washington, 1970-1981series 1.8box 10folder 2
WGBH/Boston, 1975-1992series 1.8box 10folder 3
WHYY/Philadelphia, 1977-1983series 1.8box 10folder 4
WLIW/Garden City, 1979-1991series 1.8box 10folder 5
WNYC/New York, 1973-1995series 1.8box 10folder 6
WQED/Pittsburgh, 1968-1994series 1.8box 10folder 7
WTTW/Chicago, 1970-1986series 1.8box 10folder 8
New Jersey NET, 1978-1985series 1.8box 10folder 9
Regional Nets, 1976-1980series 1.8box 10folder 10
NAPTS (National Association of Public Television Stations), 1980-1984series 1.8box 10folder 11

Series 2: National Educational Television (NET)/WNET, 1960-1987 and undated (2.50 linear feet)

This series documents the history of NET from 1963 to its merger with WNDT/Channel 13 in 1970 to form WNET, and the history of the merged WNET/Channel 13 into the 1990s.

Subseries 2.1: National Educational Television (NET), 1960-1974 (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries covers the history of NET from the early 1960s to the merger in 1970. Topics covered include: personnel, meetings of affiliates committees, a possible merger with WETA in Washington, and progress reports. Materials include Donald Neal Wood's thesis The First Decade of the Fourth Network, annual reports, correspondence, memos, clippings, and photographs. The subseries is arranged by categories and then chronologically by category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Wood, Donald Neal. The First Decade of the "Fourth Network" An Historical, Descriptive Analysis of the National Educational Television and Radio Center, 1963series 2.1box 10folder 12
NET Personnel - Biographies, undatedseries 2.1box 11folder 1
NET Reports, 1964-1967series 2.1box 11folder 2
NET Reports, 1964-1967series 2.1box 11folder 3
NET Reports, 1964-1967series 2.1box 11folder 4
NET Reports, 1964-1967series 2.1box 11folder 5
NET Reports, 1968-1969series 2.1box 12folder 1
NET Reports, 1968-1969series 2.1box 12folder 2
NET Reports, January-June 1970series 2.1box 12folder 3
NET Reports, July 1970-June 1971series 2.1box 12folder 4
NET Reports, July 1971-June 1972series 2.1box 12folder 5
NET Reports, July 1972-June 1973series 2.1box 12folder 6
NET Reports, July 1973-June 1974series 2.1box 12folder 7
NET Correspondence, 1963-1966series 2.1box 12folder 8
NET Correspondence, 1969-1970series 2.1box 12folder 9
NET Affiliates Committees -- Correspondence, 1963-1970series 2.1box 13folder 1
NET Affiliates Committees -- Correspondence, 1963-1970series 2.1box 13folder 2
NET Affiliates Committees -- Clippings, 1960-1972series 2.1box 13folder 3
NET Affiliates Committees -- Photos, 1960-1972series 2.1box 13folder 4
NET. A Progress Report, 1967-1968series 2.1box 13folder 5
NET/WETA Merger Proposal, 1967-1969series 2.1box 13folder 6
NET Proposal for Interconnection Management, July 24, 1969series 2.1box 13folder 7
The Network Project -- Brochure: "The Fourth Network", 1971series 2.1box 13folder 8
NET Archives, 1973series 2.1box 13folder 9

Subseries 2.2: WNET, 1961-1987, undated (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries covers the merger of NET with WNDT/Channel 13 and the following history of WNET/Channel 13. Topics covered are budgets, the television lab, financial crises, and the 1973 resignation of president James Day. Materials include correspondence, memos, clippings, timelines, and reports and are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
WNET-NET Merger, 1970-1972series 2.2box 13folder 10
WNET-NET Merger, 1970-1972series 2.2box 13folder 11
WNET History, undatedseries 2.2box 13folder 12
Channel 13 Timeline, 1961-1987series 2.2box 14folder 1
Channel 13 Timeline, 1961-1987series 2.2box 14folder 2
Channel 13 Timeline, 1961-1987series 2.2box 14folder 3
Staff Memoranda, 1970-1972series 2.2box 14folder 4
WNET/13 Board Book, 1971-1972series 2.2box 14folder 5
WNET/13 Board Book, 1971-1972series 2.2box 14folder 6
WNET/13 Board Book, 1971-1972series 2.2box 14folder 7
Educational Broadcasting Corporation Budgets, 1972-1973series 2.2box 14folder 8
WNET/13 Television Lab, 1970-1982series 2.2box 15folder 1
James Day Resignation, 1973series 2.2box 15folder 2
Articles about Dial Magazine, 1980-1983series 2.2box 15folder 3
Financial Crisis, 1982-1984series 2.2box 15folder 4
"Project 90" The Future of WNET, undatedseries 2.2box 15folder 5

Series 3: Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 1967-1992 and undated (2.50 linear feet)

This series documents the history of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting Service.

Subseries 3.1: Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), 1967-1992 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries covers the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from its creation under the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 through the early 1990s. Some topics covered are annual reports, fundraising, budgets, and diversity. Materials include published reports, brochures, and clippings. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Reports, 1970series 3.1box 15folder 6
Annual Reports, 1971; 1974-1976; 1978-1979series 3.1box 15folder 7
Annual Reports, 1980-1983; 1985series 3.1box 15folder 8
CPB Report (Newsletter), 1970; 1977-1978; 1980; 1984series 3.1box 15folder 9
Transcontinental Interconnection Experiment, November 1970series 3.1box 15folder 10
Information Systems Office. One Week of Public Television, April 1972series 3.1box 16folder 1
Financial Statistics of Public Television Licensees: FY 1971, November 1972series 3.1box 16folder 2
Ten Years of Public Broadcasting, 1967-1977series 3.1box 16folder 3
Public Radio/Television Survey, January-February 1978series 3.1box 16folder 4
Public Radio/Television Survey, January 1979series 3.1box 16folder 5
Programming Goals and Policies, October 19, 1979series 3.1box 16folder 6
Office of Communication Research. Uses and Gratifications Associated with Exposure to Public Television, March 1980series 3.1box 16folder 7
Status Report of Public Broadcasting, 1980series 3.1box 16folder 8
Office of Communication Research. News Briefs, 1980-1982series 3.1box 16folder 9
Review of 1980 CPB Communication Research Findings, March 1981series 3.1box 16folder 10
Annotated Bibliography of Publications in Print, August 1981series 3.1box 16folder 11
FY82 Operating Budget, October 1, 1981-September 30, 1982series 3.1box 16folder 12
Promoting Your Programs on Air: Does It Make a Difference?, November 1981series 3.1box 16folder 13
Public Television Pilot Testing Instrument: A User's Handbook, December 1981series 3.1box 16folder 14
Public Television/Radio Survey. Awareness Viewing and Listening, On-Air Fundraising, 1981series 3.1box 16folder 15
Guide to Volunteer and Internship Programs in Public Broadcasting 1991. Careers in Public Broadcasting., 1991series 3.1box 16folder 16
A Year of Achievement: Public Broadcasting's Services to Minorities and Other Groups. A Report to the 102nd Congress and the American People., July 1, 1992series 3.1box 16folder 17
Building a Common Core: Public Broadcasting and the Needs of Minority and Diverse Audiences. A Report to the 102nd Congress and the American People., July 1, 1992series 3.1box 16folder 18
Articles and Clippings on CPB, 1969-1981, undatedseries 3.1box 16folder 19

Subseries 3.2: CPB/PBS Agreement, 1970-1992 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

The CPB/PBS Agreement deals with relations between the two organizations, focusing on the 1973 agreement between the two. However, information on CPB reorganization in 1979 and another joint action in 1992 are also present. Materials include correspondence, memos, reports, meeting minutes, and a poem about the great decision facing both organizations. The series is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
CPB Role in Public Broadcasting, 1970-1972series 3.2box 17folder 1
Correspondence re: CPB, 1970-1972series 3.2box 17folder 2
Memos and Clippings, 1970-1972series 3.2box 17folder 3
CPB Board of Directors, 1972-1984series 3.2box 17folder 4
CPB Meeting, January 10, 1973series 3.2box 17folder 5
Resolution of the CPB Board of Directors., January 10, 1973series 3.2box 17folder 6
CPB Board -- Independence and Partnerships., March-April 1973series 3.2box 17folder 7
"The Great Decision Tree", undatedseries 3.2box 17folder 8
CPB-PBS Partnership Agreements, undatedseries 3.2box 17folder 9
CPB Reorganization 1979, 1978-1984series 3.2box 17folder 10
PBS and CPB. Primetime (8:00 p.m. ET) Series Initiative. Invitation for Proposals., 1992series 3.2box 17folder 11

Subseries 3.3: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 1968-1990 and undated (1.25 linear feet)

This subseries covers the history of PBS from its formation in 1968 to the 1990s. Part of the subseries focuses on PBS's attempts to become the national public broadcasting distributor and its early relationships with the stations, as seen in the 1972 Station Program Cooperative. Another pivotal time covered is transitions in 1978, with efforts for long range planning. Materials include reports, correspondence, memos, clippings, meeting minutes, and interview transcripts. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Interim Interconnection Management Group, 1968-1970series 3.3box 17folder 12
The First Year of PBS -- Correspondence, Brochures, etc., 1970-1971series 3.3box 17folder 13
News and Public Affairs Workshops, December 14-15, 1970series 3.3box 17folder 14
Hartford N. Gunn, Jr. Correspondence with Stations on PBS Policy, 1970-1972series 3.3box 18folder 1
PBS Board Reorganization 1972, 1969-1973series 3.3box 18folder 2
PBS Memos, 1972series 3.3box 18folder 3
Agreement between PBS and Organizations producing Programs for National Distribution, 1972series 3.3box 18folder 4
Hartford N. Gunn, Jr. Public Television program Financing, October 1972series 3.3box 18folder 5
PBS Station Program Cooperative -- Market Plan, 1972series 3.3box 18folder 6
PBS Station Program Cooperative -- Gunn, Hartford N. A Paper for the Board of Directors of PBS on Public Television Program Financing, July 10, 1972series 3.3box 18folder 7
PBS Station Program Cooperative -- Sperling, Shelley P. The Station Program Cooperative: An Experiment in Grass-Roots Localism, 1975series 3.3box 18folder 8
PBS Station Program Cooperative -- Press Comments on Station Independence, undatedseries 3.3box 18folder 9
Public Broadcasting in the United States: A White Paper, November 1975series 3.3box 18folder 10
Community Service Grants, 1975-1976series 3.3box 18folder 11
Interviews with Michael Hobbs of PBS, October 11, 19, 20, 1977series 3.3box 18folder 12
Transition from Rogers to Minow, 1978series 3.3box 18folder 13
Annual Meeting, June 26-28, 1978series 3.3box 19folder 1
PBS. Long Range Planning for Public Television -- Volume 1: Overview and Recommendations, June 1978series 3.3box 19folder 2
PBS. Long Range Planning for Public Television -- Volume 1: Overview and Recommendations, June 1978series 3.3box 19folder 3
PBS. Long Range Planning for Public Television -- Volume 2: Reports and Appendices, June 1978series 3.3box 19folder 4
PBS. Long Range Planning for Public Television -- Volume 2: Reports and Appendices, June 1978series 3.3box 19folder 5
PBS. Long Range Planning for Public Television -- Volume 2: Reports and Appendices, June 1978series 3.3box 19folder 6
PBS. Long Range Planning for Public Television -- Volume 2: Reports and Appendices, June 1978series 3.3box 19folder 7
Oaks, Dallin H. PBS Chairman's Annual message, June 30, 1981series 3.3box 20folder 1
PBS Satellite, 1984series 3.3box 20folder 2
Press comments on PBS, 1970-1990series 3.3box 20folder 3

Series 4: Programming, 1958-1996 and undated (4.50 linear feet)

This series documents the programs produced by public television from the 1950s until 1996. It is divided into nine subseries.

Subseries 4.1: General, 1970-1983 (12 folders)

This subseries concerns programming between the years of 1970 and 1983 without any specific focus. Materials include clippings, correspondence and memos and are organized chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 4
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 5
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 6
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 7
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 8
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 9
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 10
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 11
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 12
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 13
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 14
Programming, 1970-1983series 4.1box 20folder 15

Subseries 4.2: National Educational Television (NET), 1961-1973 (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries deals with the productions of NET during the 1960s and 1970s until the merger with WNDT in 1970. It contains the 1970-1971 NET Prospectus and program evaluations from 1971 and 1972. The rest of the series deals with specific programs, such as An American Family, The Banks and the Poor, The Great American Dream Machine, and VD Blues. Materials include reports, correspondence, memos, clippings, press materials, and transcripts. Most files are arranged alphabetically by program title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
General, 1964-1972, undatedseries 4.2box 20folder 16
NET Prospectus, 1970-1971series 4.2box 20folder 17
Program Evaluations, 1971-1972series 4.2box 20folder 18
Program Evaluations, 1971-1972series 4.2box 20folder 19
"An Age of Kings", 1961series 4.2box 20folder 20
An American Family, June 1971-January 1973series 4.2box 21folder 1
An American Family, February 1973series 4.2box 21folder 2
An American Family, March-December 1973series 4.2box 21folder 3
An American Family, 1974-1980series 4.2box 21folder 4
At Issue, 1966series 4.2box 21folder 5
Banks and the Poor -- Clippings, 1970series 4.2box 21folder 6
Banks and the Poor -- Correspondence -- Key Documents, 1970series 4.2box 21folder 7
Banks and the Poor -- Correspondence -- Critical Mail, 1970series 4.2box 21folder 8
Banks and the Poor -- Correspondence -- Favorable Mail, 1970series 4.2box 21folder 9
Banks and the Poor -- Correspondence -- Station Reaction, 1970series 4.2box 21folder 10
Banks and the Poor -- Correspondence -- Bankers' Reaction, 1970series 4.2box 21folder 11
Banks and the Poor -- Correspondence -- WOSU-ACLU Controversy, 1970series 4.2box 21folder 12
Black Journal, 1968-1974series 4.2box 21folder 13
Dick Gregory Is Alive and Well, 1970series 4.2box 22folder 1
Fidel, 1969-1970series 4.2box 22folder 2
The Forsyte Saga, 1970series 4.2box 22folder 3
The Great American Dream Machine -- Season 1, 1970-1971series 4.2box 22folder 4
The Great American Dream Machine -- Season 2, 1971-1972series 4.2box 22folder 5
The Great American Dream Machine -- Paul Jacobs' FBI Story -- Correspondence and Transcripts, 1971series 4.2box 22folder 6
The Great American Dream Machine -- Paul Jacobs' FBI Story -- Clippings, 1971series 4.2box 22folder 7
The Great American Dream Machine -- Paul Jacobs' Atomic Energy Story, 1971-1972series 4.2box 22folder 8
Inside North Vietnam, 1968series 4.2box 22folder 9
NET Journal, 1967-1989series 4.2box 22folder 10
NET Journal -- Hospital, 1970series 4.2box 22folder 11
NET Journal -- Who Invited US?, 1970series 4.2box 22folder 12
NET Opera, 1972series 4.2box 23folder 1
NET Playhouse, 1971-1973series 4.2box 23folder 2
The Red Myth, 1962series 4.2box 23folder 3
The Relay, 1972series 4.2box 23folder 4
Staggerlee -- Interview with Bobby Seale, 1970series 4.2box 23folder 5
Surveillance, 1972series 4.2box 23folder 6
the three r's. . .and sex education, 1970-1973series 4.2box 23folder 7
Tyrannus Nix? by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1969-1970series 4.2box 23folder 8
VD Blues -- Correspondence/Clippings, 1972series 4.2box 23folder 9
VD Blues -- Pamphlets/Guides, 1972series 4.2box 23folder 10
VD Blues -- Transcript (in book form), 1972series 4.2box 23folder 11
VD Blues -- Transcript (typed), 1972series 4.2box 23folder 12
Issues of Profanity, 1969-1970series 4.2box 23folder 13

Subseries 4.3: WNET Local Programming, 1962-1983 (1.00 linear feet)

This subseries concerns local programming produced by WNET/Channel 13 after the merger of WNDT with NET in 1970. In addition to program information, it contains Image Magazine (the WNET program guide), and records of bias complaints from viewers and the station's response. Some specific programs featured in this subseries are: The 51st State, The Adams Chronicles, and Non-Fiction Television. Of special note is a videotape of and information about an unaired satire of the Nixon presidency called, The Politics--and Comedy of Woody Allen, and a record of Channel 13's first broadcast in September of 1962 with a speech by Edward R. Murrow. Materials include correspondence, memos, press materials, and clippings and are arranged alphabetically by program title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Image Magazine (WNET/13 Program Guide), November 1971-March 1973series 4.3box 23folder 14
General Programming, 1970-1973series 4.3box 24folder 1
General Programming, 1974-1979series 4.3box 24folder 2
General Programming, 1980sseries 4.3box 24folder 3
Local Shows, with a record of Channel 13's First Broadcast with Edward R. Murrow, September 16, 1962, 1970-1972series 4.3box 24folder 4
Complaints of Bias, 1970-1974series 4.3box 24folder 5
Responses to Complaints, 1972-1973series 4.3box 24folder 6
The 51st State, 1970-1983series 4.3box 24folder 7
The 51st State -- Philadelphia Abortions, 1972series 4.3box 24folder 8
The 51st State -- War Watch, 1972series 4.3box 24folder 9
The Adams Chronicles, 1976series 4.3box 25folder 1
Behind the Lines, 1971-1974series 4.3box 25folder 2
Senator James Buckley Political Ad, 1976series 4.3box 25folder 3
Experimental Video/Art, 1976-1980series 4.3box 25folder 4
Free Time, 1970-1972series 4.3box 25folder 5
Georgia O'Keeffe by Perry Miller Adato, 1977series 4.3box 25folder 6
Harlem: Voices, Faces, 1975series 4.3box 25folder 7
Here and Now, 1970series 4.3box 25folder 8
Abbie Hoffman Interview, 1975series 4.3box 25folder 9
Knapp Commission Hearings, 1971series 4.3box 25folder 10
Non-Fiction Television, 1980series 4.3box 25folder 11
The Politics--and Comedy of Woody Allen -- Correspondence, 1972series 4.3box 25folder 12
The Politics--and Comedy of Woody Allen -- Clippings, 1972-1983series 4.3box 25folder 13
The Politics--and Comedy of Woody Allen -- 16mm Film, 1972series 4.3box 25folder 14
Up Against New York, 1971-1972series 4.3box 25folder 15
Winter Soldier, 1972series 4.3box 25folder 16

Subseries 4.4: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 1969-1992 (0.75 linear feet)

This subseries covers the programs distributed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) after 1970. Some programs featured are public broadcasting's coverage of the 1972 and 1992 elections, American Playhouse, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers. The materials include clippings, correspondence, memos, transcripts, press materials, and photographs and are arranged alphabetically by program title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
1972 Election Year -- Correspondence on the Role of Public Broadcasting, 1972series 4.4box 25folder 17
1992 Election Year, 1992series 4.4box 25folder 18
1992 Election Year -- Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc. "The Voters' Channel: A Feasibility Study.", 1992series 4.4box 25folder 19
The American Experience, 1989series 4.4box 26folder 1
American Masters, 1991series 4.4box 26folder 2
American Playhouse, 1980-1984series 4.4box 26folder 3
Black Man's Land -- transcript, 1979series 4.4box 26folder 4
The Brain, 1984series 4.4box 26folder 5
Charlie Rose, 1991series 4.4box 26folder 6
Civilisation, A Guide to, 1970series 4.4box 26folder 7
The Constitution: A Delicate Balance, 1984series 4.4box 26folder 8
Eyes on the Prize, 1987-1990series 4.4box 26folder 9
Frontline, 1983series 4.4box 26folder 10
Great Performances, 1972-1992series 4.4box 26folder 11
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, 1984series 4.4box 26folder 12
Inside Story, 1984series 4.4box 26folder 13
Live from Lincoln Center, 1975-1984series 4.4box 26folder 14
The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour -- Clippings, 1975-1990series 4.4box 26folder 15
The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour -- Press Materials/Reports, 1975-1985series 4.4box 26folder 16
The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour -- Strobing, Leandra Little. "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report: Public Television's First Nightly News Presence", 1977series 4.4box 26folder 17
Mark Russell Comedy Specials, 1991series 4.4box 27folder 1
Masterpiece Theatre, 1969-1986series 4.4box 27folder 2
Monty Python's Flying Circus, 1975-1976series 4.4box 27folder 3
Mystery!, 1991series 4.4box 27folder 4
National Geographic Specials, 1982, undatedseries 4.4box 27folder 5
NOVA, 1991series 4.4box 27folder 6
Think Twice, 1994series 4.4box 27folder 7
This Old House, 1989-1992series 4.4box 27folder 8
Vietnam: A Television History, 1983-1985series 4.4box 27folder 9
Visions, 1976-1978series 4.4box 27folder 10
A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers -- Press Materials, 1984series 4.4box 27folder 11
A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers -- Photos, 1984series 4.4box 27folder 12
Wall $treet Week, 1983-1990series 4.4box 27folder 13

Subseries 4.5: Controversy, 1965-1995 (0.25 linear feet)

This subseries is devoted to public television productions that aroused criticism and controversy due to their content. The issues ranged from nudity to profanity to historical accuracy to coverage of volatile issues. Some programs were Days of Rage, Death of a Princess, Non-Fiction Television, and Plutonium: An Element of Risk. Materials include clippings, reports, correspondence, memos, and photographs and are arranged alphabetically by program title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
General, 1965-1974series 4.5box 27folder 14
Blacks Britannica, 1978series 4.5box 27folder 15
California Reich, 1978-1979series 4.5box 27folder 16
Days of Rage, 1989series 4.5box 27folder 17
Death of a Princess, 1980-1985series 4.5box 27folder 18
Edge, 1992series 4.5box 27folder 19
Flashpoint: Israel and the Palestinians, 1986series 4.5box 27folder 20
Inside the FBI, 1995series 4.5box 27folder 21
The Lawmakers, 1984series 4.5box 27folder 22
The Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War Two, 1993series 4.5box 27folder 23
Non-Fiction Television, 1981-1986series 4.5box 27folder 24
Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang, 1979series 4.5box 27folder 25
Plutonium: An Element of Risk -- Clippings, 1977-1979series 4.5box 27folder 26
Plutonium: An Element of Risk -- Keller, Edward Bruce. "Plutonium: An Element of Risk": A Case Study of Decision-Making in Public Broadcasting., 1979series 4.5box 27folder 27
Point of View (POV), 1991-1995series 4.5box 27folder 28
Rights and Wrongs, 1993-1994series 4.5box 28folder 1
Steambath, 1973-1982series 4.5box 28folder 2
Tales of the City, 1995series 4.5box 28folder 3
Other Post 1972 Controversies, 1972-1985series 4.5box 28folder 4

Subseries 4.6: Children's Programs, 1969-1996 and undated (10 folders)

This subseries covers programs created for children viewers. Titles include Barney and Friends, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Sesame Street, and Wonderworks. Materials found in this subseries are reports, press materials, teacher's guides, memos, correspondence, clippings, and photographs. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by program title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
General, 1977-1992series 4.6box 28folder 5
Barney and Friends, 1993-1994series 4.6box 28folder 6
The Electric Company: an Introduction, 1971series 4.6box 28folder 7
Lamb Chop's Play Along, 1992series 4.6box 28folder 8
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, undatedseries 4.6box 28folder 9
Puzzleworks, 1994series 4.6box 28folder 10
Sesame Street, 1979-1996series 4.6box 28folder 11
Sesame Street, 1969-1989series 4.6box 28folder 12
Shining Time Station, 1993series 4.6box 28folder 13
Wonderworks, 1984, undatedseries 4.6box 28folder 14

Subseries 4.7: Standards, 1964-1987 and undated (7 folders)

This subseries deals with the programming standards required by public broadcasting by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. These standards include fairness, objectivity and editorializing. The category also covers standards used by systems outside of public broadcasting. Materials include clippings, reports, brochures, correspondence and memos, and are arranged alphabetically by category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Program Standards -- General, 1964-1987series 4.7box 28folder 15
Program Standards -- General, 1964-1987series 4.7box 28folder 16
Editorializing, 1984series 4.7box 28folder 17
Fairness and Objectivity (AIM vs. Public Broadcasting Act), 1967-1984series 4.7box 28folder 18
Journalism Standards, 1972series 4.7box 29folder 1
Other Systems, undatedseries 4.7box 29folder 2
Other Systems, undatedseries 4.7box 29folder 3

Subseries 4.8: Day at Night, 1972-1974 and undated (0.50 linear feet including 25 audiovisual items)

This subseries features James Day's career as an interviewer with his show Day at Night, produced by his company, Publivision, Inc. Over a two year span in the 1970s, he interviewed over 150 people. This series contains transcripts, audiotapes, and videotapes of some episodes of Day at Night. The materials are separated into categories and then arranged alphabetically by the name of the person interviewed.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Transcripts -- Muhammad Ali, February 19, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 4
Transcripts -- Herbert Block (Herblock), March 14, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 5
Transcripts -- Dave Brubeck, June 5, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 6
Transcripts -- Victor Borge -- No. 6, December 5, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 7
Transcripts -- Ray Bradbury -- No. 32, January 21, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 8
Transcripts -- Dr. Jack Bronowski -- No. 118, May 13, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 9
Transcripts -- Noam Chomsky, April 9, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 10
Transcripts -- Aaron Copland, December 20, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 11
Transcripts -- Norman Cousins -- No. 68, March 12, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 12
Transcripts -- Alexandra Danilova, June 3, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 13
Transcripts -- Agnes de Mille, June 23, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 14
Transcripts -- Will and Ariel Durant -- Nos. 29 and 30, January 14, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 15
Transcripts -- Ralph Ellison, March 14, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 16
Transcripts -- Huntington Hartford -- No. 10, November 16, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 17
Transcripts -- Alger Hiss, No. 86, April 3, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 18
Transcripts -- John Houseman -- Nos. 11 and 12, December 3, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 19
Transcripts -- Christopher Isherwood -- No. 104, April 25, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 20
Transcripts -- Garson Kanin -- No. 9, November 27, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 21
Transcripts -- Myrna Loy -- No. 14, May 24, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 22
Transcripts -- Newton Minow, February 12, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 23
Transcripts -- Alwin Nikolais -- No. 3, November 29, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 24
Transcripts -- I.M. Pei -- No. 13, December 5, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 25
Transcripts -- Katherine Anne Porter -- No. 7, May 25, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 26
Transcripts -- Ayn Rand -- No. 82, March 29, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 27
Transcripts -- Richard Rodgers, May 13, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 28
Transcripts -- Anne Sexton -- No. 90, April 9, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 29
Transcripts -- Isaac Stern -- No. 5, November 3, 1972series 4.8box 29folder 30
Transcripts -- I.F. Stone, April 5, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 31
Transcripts -- Virgil Thomson, March 18, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 32
Transcripts -- Mort Walker -- No. 15, December 5, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 33
Audiotapes, 1973-1974series 4.8box 29folder 34
Colleen Dewhurst, June 6, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 34item 1.0
Irv Kupcinet, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 34item 2.0
Norman Lear, January 24, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 34item 3.0
Marcel Marceau, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 34item 4.0
Newton Minow, February 12, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 34item 5.0
Vance Packard, November 29, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 34item 6.0
Videotapes, 1973-1974, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 35
Muhammed Ali / Anne Baxter / Herbert Block (Herblock) / B.F. Skinner, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 35item 1.0
Theo Bikel, November 16, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 35item 2.0
Art Buchwald / Abe Burrows / David Brower / Dave Brubeck, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 35item 3.0
Agnes de Mille / Colleen Dewhurst / Hugh Downs / Ayn Rand, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 35item 4.0
Tennessee Ernie Ford, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 35item 5.0
Norman Lear, January 23, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 35item 6.0
Art Linkletter, January 30, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 35item 7.0
Marcel Marceau / Vincent Price / Joseph Papp / Studs Terkel, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 35item 8.0
Ozzie Nelson, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 35item 9.0
Alwyn Nicholai, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 35item 10.0
Videotapes, 1973-1974, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 36
Joseph Papp, November 29, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 36item 1.0
Vincent Price, April 25, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 36item 2.0
Richard Rodgers / Isaac Stern / Jason Robards / B.F. Skinner, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 36item 3.0
William Schumann, May 16, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 36item 4.0
Isaac Stern, November 13, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 36item 5.0
Irving Stone, April 23, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 36item 6.0
Studs Terkel, February 15, 1974series 4.8box 29folder 36item 7.0
Eli Wallach, December 20, 1973series 4.8box 29folder 36item 8.0
Jonathan Winters / Katherine Anne Porter / S.J Perlman / Virgil Thomson, undatedseries 4.8box 29folder 36item 9.0

Subseries 4.9: KQED's Kaleidoscope, 1958, 1968 and undated (2 folders including 1 audio cassette)

This subseries features James Day's fourteen year career at KQED as host of an interview show called Kaleidoscope. This series contains transcripts of interviews with Eleanor Roosevelt and Robert F. Kennedy, with an audio cassette with the Roosevelt interview and one installment of Day's interviews with Eric Hoffer.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Transcripts -- Eleanor Roosevelt, February 15, 1958series 4.9box 29folder 36
Transcripts -- Robert F. Kennedy, January 4, 1968series 4.9box 29folder 37
Audiotape: -- Side A: Eleanor Roosevelt 2/58; Side B: Conversations with Eric Hoffer. Program No. 5: "Freedom vs. Power", 1958, ndseries 4.9box 29folder 38

Series 5: Research for The Vanishing Vision, 1952-1993, and undated (5.50 linear feet)

This series documents James Day's research for his 1995 book The Vanishing Vision: The Inside Story of Public Television. Materials include clippings, correspondence, memos, transcripts, copies of books, and reports. Some of this material may be repeated from previous series. The material has been arranged in exactly the way Day placed his research into labeled and numbered volumes.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Volume 1 -- Early History of Public Television, 1966-1990, and undated series 5box 29folder 39
Volume 1 -- Critics of Public Television, 1970-1995, and undated series 5box 30folder 1
Volume 1 -- Critics of Public Television, 1969-1993, and undated series 5box 30folder 2
Volume 2: The Mission of Public Television, 1968-1985, and undated series 5box 30folder 3
Volume 2: The Mission of Public Television, 1972-1984, and undated series 5box 30folder 4
Volume 2: The Mission of Public Television, 1959-1989, and undated series 5box 30folder 5
Volume 3: Public Television's Mission from a British Perspective, 1960-1978, and undated series 5box 30folder 6
Volume 3: Public Television's Mission from a British Perspective, 1963-1993, and undated series 5box 30folder 7
Volume 4: Building on Bedrock: Localism, 1976 series 5box 31folder 1
Volume 4: Building on Bedrock: Localism, 1978 series 5box 31folder 2
Volume 4: Building on Bedrock: Localism, 1976, and undated series 5box 31folder 3
Volume 4: Building on Bedrock: Localism -- Critics of Localism, 1977-1979 series 5box 31folder 4
Volume 4: Building on Bedrock: Localism -- Local Carriage of National Programs, 1969-1979, and undated series 5box 31folder 5
Volume 4: Building on Bedrock: Localism -- Station Reaction to Proposed Policy on Program Standards, 1970-1971, and undated series 5box 31folder 6
Volume 5: KQED: The Story of An Early Educational Television Station -- History, 1957-1982, and undated series 5box 31folder 7
Volume 5: KQED: The Story of An Early Educational Television Station -- Newsroom, 1969-1981 series 5box 31folder 8
Volume 5: KQED: The Story of An Early Educational Television Station -- Funding, 1960-1980, and undated series 5box 31folder 9
Volume 5: KQED: The Story of An Early Educational Television Station -- Broadcasting Philosophy and Practice, 1959-1980, and undated series 5box 31folder 10
Volume 5: KQED: The Story of An Early Educational Television Station -- Board of Directors, 1959-1981, and undated series 5box 31folder 11
Volume 5: KQED: The Story of An Early Educational Television Station -- KQED Experimental Lab, 1970 series 5box 31folder 12
Volume 6: NET: ETRC-NETRC 1952-1959, 1952-1979 series 5box 31folder 13
Volume 6: NET: ETRC-NETRC 1952-1959, 1953-1980, and undated series 5box 31folder 14
Volume 6: NET: ETRC-NETRC 1952-1959, 1954-1979, and undated series 5box 31folder 15
Volume 7: NET: 1959-1969 -- General History, 1956-1979, and undated series 5box 32folder 1
Volume 7: NET: 1959-1969 -- Funding:1963 Ford Foundation Grant, 1963 and undated series 5box 32folder 2
Volume 7: NET: 1959-1969 -- Programming -- General, 1960-1965 series 5box 32folder 3
Volume 7: NET: 1959-1969 -- Programming -- Public Affairs, 1965-1970 series 5box 32folder 4
Volume 7: NET: 1959-1969 -- Programming -- Cultural, 1970 series 5box 32folder 5
Volume 7: NET: 1959-1969 -- Relations with Affiliates, 1965-1970 series 5box 32folder 6
Volume 8: The Role of the Ford Foundation -- Historical Background, 1962-1979, and undated series 5box 32folder 7
Volume 8: The Role of the Ford Foundation -- MPATI (Midwest Program on Airborne Television Instruction), 1979 series 5box 32folder 8
Volume 8: The Role of the Ford Foundation -- 1963 Ford Foundation grant to NET, 1963-1964 series 5box 32folder 9
Volume 8: The Role of the Ford Foundation -- The Ford Foundation Building, 1964-1982, and undated series 5box 32folder 10
Volume 8: The Role of the Ford Foundation -- Changing Role of Ford Foundation after 1967, 1971-1979, and undated series 5box 32folder 11
Volume 8: The Role of the Ford Foundation -- Public Broadcasting Library (PBL), 1966-1969, and undated series 5box 32folder 12
Volume 9: The Public Broadcasting Library -- Beginnings, 1966-1967, and undated series 5box 32folder 13
Volume 9: The Public Broadcasting Library -- Editorial Advisory Board, 1967-1968, and undated series 5box 32folder 14
Volume 9: The Public Broadcasting Library -- Kickoff 1967-1968, 1967-1968, and undated series 5box 32folder 15
Volume 9: The Public Broadcasting Library -- Proposals for Reorganization -- 1968, 1968 series 5box 32folder 16
Volume 9: The Public Broadcasting Library -- The New Order: 1969, 1968 series 5box 32folder 17
Volume 9: The Public Broadcasting Library -- Program Advisory Board, 1968 series 5box 33folder 1
Volume 9: The Public Broadcasting Library -- Press Comments, 1968-1983, and undated series 5box 33folder 2
Volume 10: The Carnegie Commission on Educational Television, 1967 -- Historical Background, 1967 series 5box 33folder 3
Volume 10: The Carnegie Commission on Educational Television, 1967 -- Submissions to the Carnegie Commission, 1965-1966 series 5box 33folder 4
Volume 10: The Carnegie Commission on Educational Television, 1967 -- Background Papers, 1966-1971 series 5box 33folder 5
Volume 11: CPB 1967-1972, 1969-1979, and undated series 5box 33folder 6
Volume 11: CPB 1967-1972, 1969-1972, and undated series 5box 33folder 7
Volume 12: PBS 1967-1972, 1969-1971, and undated series 5box 34folder 1
Volume 12: PBS 1967-1972, 1970-1972, and undated series 5box 34folder 2
Volume 12: PBS 1967-1972, 1971-1972, and undated series 5box 34folder 3
Volume 12: PBS 1967-1972, 1971-1972 series 5box 34folder 4
Volume 13: CTW - "Sesame Street", 1968-1985, and undated series 5box 34folder 5
Volume 13: CTW - "Sesame Street", 1969-1984, and undated series 5box 34folder 6
Volume 13: CTW - "Sesame Street", 1974-1984 series 5box 34folder 7
Volume 14: NET: National Educational Television 1969-1971, 1967-1974, and undated series 5box 35folder 1
Volume 14: NET: National Educational Television 1969-1971, 1970-1972, and undated series 5box 35folder 2
Volume 14: NET: National Educational Television 1969-1971, 1970-1983 series 5box 35folder 3
Volume 15: NET-WNET Merger 1972, 1953-1983, and undated series 5box 35folder 4
Volume 15: NET-WNET Merger 1972, 1970 and undated series 5box 35folder 5
Volume 15: NET-WNET Merger 1972, 1969-1972, and undated series 5box 35folder 6
Volume 16: Humpty Dumpty and the Nixon Years 1971-1972, 1969-1973, and undated series 5box 36folder 1
Volume 16: Humpty Dumpty and the Nixon Years 1971-1972, 1971-1983, and undated series 5box 36folder 2
Volume 16: Humpty Dumpty and the Nixon Years 1971-1972, 1972-1973, and undated series 5box 36folder 3
Volume 17: The Nixon Years -- Key Documentation -- The Nixon Administration Public Broadcasting Papers: A Summary 1969-1974 (FOIA Papers), 1969-1974 series 5box 36folder 4
Volume 17: The Nixon Years -- Key Documentation -- David M. Stone. Nixon and the Politics of Public Television (unpublished version), 1983-1985 series 5box 36folder 5
Volume 17: The Nixon Years -- Key Documentation -- David M. Stone. Nixon and the Politics of Public Television (unpublished version), 1985 series 5box 36folder 6
Volume 17: The Nixon Years -- Key Documentation -- David M. Stone. Nixon and the Politics of Public Television (unpublished version), 1985 series 5box 36folder 7
Volume 18: The Nixon Years: 1973 Crisis and Reorganization (The Man Who Saved PTV), 1972-1979, and undated series 5box 37folder 1
Volume 18: The Nixon Years: 1973 Crisis and Reorganization (The Man Who Saved PTV), 1972-1973 series 5box 37folder 2
Volume 18: The Nixon Years: 1973 Crisis and Reorganization (The Man Who Saved PTV), 1973 series 5box 37folder 3
Volume 18: The Nixon Years: 1973 Crisis and Reorganization (The Man Who Saved PTV), 1972-1983 series 5box 37folder 4
Volume 19: The 1970's in the Aftermath of Nixon, 1974-1979 series 5box 37folder 5
Volume 19: The 1970's in the Aftermath of Nixon, 1975-1977 series 5box 37folder 6
Volume 19: The 1970's in the Aftermath of Nixon, 1976-1984 series 5box 37folder 7
Volume 19: The 1970's in the Aftermath of Nixon, 1976-1979, and undated series 5box 37folder 8
Volume 20: Carnegie II and the Late 70's -- Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Television -- Announcement -- 1977, 1977-1978 series 5box 37folder 9
Volume 20: Carnegie II and the Late 70's -- Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Television -- Report and Reaction, 1979 and undated series 5box 37folder 10
Volume 20: Carnegie II and the Late 70's -- Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Television -- PBS Reorganization and Proposed Three Services, 1979-1980 series 5box 38folder 1
Volume 20: Carnegie II and the Late 70's -- Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Television -- Lewis Freedman and the CPB Program Fund, 1979-1980, and undated series 5box 38folder 2
Volume 20: Carnegie II and the Late 70's -- "Death of a Princess", 1980-1985 series 5box 38folder 3
Volume 21: Monumental Dreams on Shoestring Budgets -- The Early 1980's, 1978-1985, and undated series 5box 38folder 4
Volume 21: Monumental Dreams on Shoestring Budgets -- The Early 1980's, 1978-1990, and undated series 5box 38folder 5
Volume 21: Monumental Dreams on Shoestring Budgets -- The Early 1980's, 1980-1985, and undated series 5box 38folder 6
Volume 22: Let the Revolution Begin -- The Late 1980's, 1980-1986 series 5box 38folder 7
Volume 22: Let the Revolution Begin -- The Late 1980's, 1981-1990, and undated series 5box 38folder 8
Volume 22: Let the Revolution Begin -- The Late 1980's, 1975-1989, and undated series 5box 38folder 9
Volume 23: Conclusion -- Intimations of Excellence, 1993-1984, and undated series 5box 39folder 1
Volume 23: Conclusion -- Intimations of Excellence, 1962-1993, and undated series 5box 39folder 2
Volume 23: Conclusion -- Intimations of Excellence, 1958-1987, and undated series 5box 39folder 3
Volume 24: Epilogue -- Past Imperfect, Future Imperative, 1969-1993, and undated series 5box 39folder 4
Volume 24: Epilogue -- Past Imperfect, Future Imperative, 1971-1996, and undated series 5box 39folder 5
Volume 24: Epilogue -- Past Imperfect, Future Imperative, 1959-1996, and undated series 5box 39folder 6

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