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Jim Robertson Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Jim Robertson Papers
Author/Creator:
Robertson, Jim
Collection number:
NPBA 91-261
Size:
7.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1970-1982
Inclusive dates:
1946-1989, 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:

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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Historical Note

E. James (Jim) Robertson had a long and distinguished career in commercial and educational broadcasting. Robertson was born in 1918. He began his broadcasting career in 1934 while still in high school in Madison, Wisconsin. During his junior year at Madison West High School, Robertson arranged for his school to have a half hour show once a week on the local commercial NBC radio station, WIBA. In the summer between his junior and senior years, Robertson had a quarter-hour poetry program once a week on the same station. As a result of this work, Robertson gained the attention of H.B. McCarty, then director of the University of Wisconsin's pioneering radio station, WHA. McCarty invited Robertson to volunteer at WHA as a student announcer during the summer of 1935.

Robertson pursued his higher education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was hired as a part-time announcer at WIBA in 1937 at the end of his freshman year. By the time he graduated in 1940, he had three years of professional announcing and programming experience at a commercial station.

Robertson continued his work in commercial radio during the next three years at various stations in Wisconsin. After working for a few more months at WIBA, he moved on to a management position at a station in Marinette, WMAM. In December 1942, he was hired as Program Director of WCLO in Janesville, where he worked for a year.

In 1943, Robertson was invited to join the Milwaukee Journal radio station WTMJ as an announcer. He helped to produce programs as well, and became the Radio Program Director in 1946. A year later, on December 3, 1947, WTMJ-TV went on the air as the eleventh television station in the country. Robertson had been instrumental in launching the station, having hired the first staff and produced the first programs. He remained in charge of television operation until 1952, when he resumed radio programming.

Robertson's noncommercial broadcasting career began in the fall of 1954, when he was selected as Director of Programming for WTTW in Chicago. Again, he played a vital role in the planning and organizing of a television station. WTTW-TV went on the air in September 1955. At WTTW, Robertson worked with other well-known names in early broadcasting, such as John Taylor, Chalmers Marquis, and Harry Skornia.

Robertson remained at WTTW until 1959, when he was named as the first Director of Station Relations at National Educational Television (NET), which at the time was still the National Educational Television and Radio Center. In this capacity, Robertson served a liaison between ETV stations and NET, conducting visits to member stations and administering grants. He assisted in the organization of an Affiliates Committee with William G. Harley, Hartford Gunn, Jonathan Rice, and John F. White.

In 1962, Robertson became Vice-President for Network Affairs for NET, retaining supervision of station relations but with added responsibilities. He served as liaison with the FCC, Congress, and other national public broadcasting organizations. He acted as NET's contact with Newton Minow, the Chair of the FCC. Robertson helped develop the Educational Television Facilities Act of 1962, the first federal legislation concerning educational broadcasting. In addition, he played a role in developing the All-Channel Act of 1962. Robertson also helped with the development of video tape technology, and distributed video equipment which the Ford Foundation had provided. While at NET, he headed the effort to get stations on the air in key communities, such as Los Angeles.

In 1963, Robertson became Vice-President and General Manager for Community Television of Southern California. A year later, he once again was responsible for the planning, equipping, and constructing of a new television station. KCET began operation in September 1964.

Robertson once again returned to radio in 1967, when he was named the Director of Educational Broadcasting at WHA, University of Wisconsin. He stayed at WHA for three years, during which time he headed the State Radio Council's eleven station radio network. He also acted as advisor to the Coordinating Committee on Higher Education in planning for statewide networking and interinstitutional communications. In addition, he assisted in drafting legislation creating the State Educational Communications Board which coordinated state educational radio and television, and developed a statewide public television network. In 1968, while at WHA, the National Association of Educational Broadcasting acknowledged Robertson's dedication to educational broadcasting by electing him Chair of the NAEB Board.

In 1970, Robertson was selected as Executive Director of National Educational Radio (NER), a division of NAEB. While he was with NER, Robertson worked closely with the FCC, lobbying on the Hill for support of educational broadcasting. He helped form the Association for Public Radio Stations and assisted in drafting that organization's constitution.

Robertson left NER in 1973 and began his own public broadcasting consulting firm, Robertson Associates, Inc. In 1979, he began an oral history project in which he interviewed 55 pioneers in the field of public broadcasting. The project was funded primarily with grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). These interviews were the basis of a book by Robertson entitled Televisionaries, which documents the history of the founding of public television in the U.S., from the late 1940's to 1967. The book is an important contribution to the broadcasting industry, written by a man who was himself influential in establishing and developing educational radio and television. Robertson has continued his involvement in public broadcasting. In 1985, he served on the Advisory Board for southwest Florida ETV and public radio stations.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jim Robertson Papers spans the period from 1946 to 1989, with the bulk of the material dating from 1970 to 1982. The papers consist of oral history transcripts, correspondence, reports, memos, articles, slides, audio tapes, audio cassettes, and one video cassette. The papers deal largely with Robertson's 1980-1981 oral history project, in which he interviewed 55 pioneers in public broadcasting. Also included are materials that Robertson collected during his time at National Educational Radio, and consultant reports that he wrote under the name of Robertson Associates, Inc. Additionally, there are some materials relating to CPB and PBS.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Jim Robertson Papers was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Jim Robertson in September of 1990, April of 1991, January of 1992, and September of 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Heather Moore, August 1995. Revised by Karen E. King, January 1996

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King and Chris Stoner, May 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Public Broadcasting Oral History Project, 1947-1984 (3.50 linear feet)

This series contains material generated from Jim Robertson's oral history project in which he interviewed more than 50 of the men and women who played important roles in the establishment and development of noncommercial educational broadcasting in the United States. Robertson was also interviewed as part of this project. The project was funded primarily by grants from the CPB, as part of its Congressionally-mandated archival responsibility. Supplemental funding was provided by the Benton Foundation and several private donors. The interviews, which were conducted by Robertson in 1979-82, were the basis of his 1989 book Televisionaries.

Subseries 1.1: Final Interview Transcripts, 1979-1982 (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains the final typed transcripts of the public broadcasting oral history interviews. Included within each of the folders is a photo, brief biography, note from the project director, and the interview transcript. The folders are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person interviewed.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Gerard (Jerry) Appy, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 1
George Arms, April 13, 1982series 1.1box 1folder 2
James Armsey, June 19, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 3
Roy Barthold, March 11, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 4
Robert J. Blakely, June 25, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 5
Frederick Breitenfeld Jr., October 14, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 6
Gertrude Broderick, January 26, 1982series 1.1box 1folder 7
Elizabeth Campbell, January 25, 1982series 1.1box 1folder 8
Everett Case, September 26, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 9
Henry J. Cauthen Jr., August 20, 1982series 1.1box 1folder 10
Kenneth Christiansen, January 28, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 11
Marcus Cohn, March 31, 1982series 1.1box 1folder 12
Norman Cousins, April 17, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 13
John C. Crabbe, June 1, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 14
David Davis, October 8, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 15
James Day, October 8, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 16
Lee A. DuBridge, April 14, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 17
Keith Engar, May 25, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 18
C. Scott Fletcher, January 1981, 1982series 1.1box 1folder 19
Lee Frischknecht, March 21, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 20
Martha Gable, October 12, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 21
Hyman Goldin, September 11, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 1
G.H. (Bill) Griffiths, April 21, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 2
Hartford N. Gunn, April 7, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 3
William Harley, January 27, 1982series 1.1box 2folder 4
Robert Hudson, January 26, 1982series 1.1box 2folder 5
Richard B. Hull, November 20-21, 1979series 1.1box 2folder 6
Arthur Hungerford, September 3, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 7
Armand Hunter, June 2, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 8
Raymond Hurlbert, March 4, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 9
Rosel Hyde, January 28, 1982series 1.1box 2folder 10
James R. Killian Jr., September 11, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 11
James L. Loper, April 13, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 12
James Macandrew, October 2, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 13
Leonard Marks, March 31, 1982series 1.1box 2folder 14
Chalmers Marquis, March 31, 1982series 1.1box 2folder 15
Jack McBride, June 10, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 16
William (Bill) McCarter, June 24, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 17
H.B. (Mac) McCarty, June 29, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 18
Newton Minow, June 17, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 19
Stanley Neustadt, January 28, 1982series 1.1box 2folder 20
Morris S. Novik, October 7, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 1
Kenneth Oberholtzer, April 30, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 2
Jonathan Rice, April 27, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 3
James Robertson, October 23, 1982series 1.1box 3folder 4
Frank Schooley, June 22, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 5
Rhea Sikes, August 3, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 6
Harry J. Skornia, October 22, 1982series 1.1box 3folder 7
Ralph Steetle, May 8, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 8
Loren Stone, March 30, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 9
Donald Taverner, September 17, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 10
John W. Taylor, June 16, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 11
I. Keith Tyler, August 21, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 12
Parker Wheatley, August 13, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 13
John F. White, September 30, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 14
Raymond Wittcoff, August 13, 1981series 1.1box 3folder 15

Subseries 1.2: Background Material, 1947-1984 (2.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains edited transcripts and background material. Included within each of the folders is the edited transcript with corrections, questions for the interview, biographical information, and correspondence between Robertson and the person to be interviewed. Also in this subseries is the project proposal written by Jim Robertson in an effort to gain funding for the project. The folders are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Gerard (Jerry) Appy, February 1981-July 1982series 1.2box 4folder 1
George Arms, August 1981-March 1983series 1.2box 4folder 2
James W. Armsey, October 1980-January 1984series 1.2box 4folder 3
Roy Barthold, October 1980-December 1982series 1.2box 4folder 4
Robert Blakely, March 1979-December 1982series 1.2box 4folder 5
Frederick Breitenfeld Jr., November 1980-October 1981series 1.2box 4folder 6
Gertrude Broderick, October 1980-April 1982series 1.2box 4folder 7
Elizabeth Campbell, March 1961-December 1982series 1.2box 4folder 8
Everett Case, February 1981-September 1981series 1.2box 4folder 9
Henry Cauthen, July 1958-August 1982series 1.2box 4folder 10
Ken Christiansen, December 1980-September 1982series 1.2box 4folder 11
Marcus Cohn, February 1981-March 1982series 1.2box 4folder 12
Norman Cousins, June 1980-April 1981series 1.2box 4folder 13
John Crabbe, November 1980-January 1983series 1.2box 4folder 14
David M. Davis, November 1980-October 1981series 1.2box 4folder 15
James Day, November 1980-October 1981series 1.2box 5folder 1
Lee DuBridge, October 1980-April 1981series 1.2box 5folder 2
Keith Engar, October 1980-May 1981series 1.2box 5folder 3
C. Scott Fletcher, May 1974-January 1984series 1.2box 5folder 4
Lee Frischknecht, February 1981-March 1981series 1.2box 5folder 5
Martha Gable, February 1981-January 1983series 1.2box 5folder 6
Hyman Goldin, April 1981-September 1981series 1.2box 5folder 7
G.H. (Bill) Griffiths, February 1981-June 1982series 1.2box 5folder 8
Hartford N. Gunn, October 1980-December 1982series 1.2box 5folder 9
William G. Harley, September 1980-March 1983series 1.2box 5folder 10
Robert B. Hudson, October 1980-January 1982series 1.2box 5folder 11
Richard B. Hull, October 1979-December 1982series 1.2box 5folder 12
Arthur Hungerford, October 1980-November 1982series 1.2box 6folder 1
Armand Hunter, October 1980-December 1982series 1.2box 6folder 2
Raymond Hurlbert, October 1980-December 1982series 1.2box 6folder 3
Rosel H. Hyde, November 1980-January 1982series 1.2box 6folder 4
James R. Killian Jr., October 1980-December 1982series 1.2box 6folder 5
James Loper, February 1981-January 1983series 1.2box 6folder 6
James F. Macandrew, October 1980-October 1981series 1.2box 6folder 7
Leonard Marks, November 1980-January 1983series 1.2box 6folder 8
Chalmers Marquis, November 1980-April 1982series 1.2box 6folder 9
Jack McBride, February 1981-June 1981series 1.2box 6folder 10
William J. McCarter, June 1981series 1.2box 6folder 11
H.B. (Mac) McCarty, February 1981-June 1981series 1.2box 6folder 12
Newton N. Minow, October 1980-January 1983series 1.2box 6folder 13
Stanley Neustadt, March 1981-January 1982series 1.2box 6folder 14
Morris S. Novik, April 1956-December 1982series 1.2box 6folder 15
Kenneth E. Oberholtzer, October 1980-August 1982series 1.2box 6folder 16
Jonathan Rice, March 1981-February 1983series 1.2box 7folder 1
James Robertson, October 1982series 1.2box 7folder 2
Frank Schooley, February 1981-July 1981series 1.2box 7folder 3
Rhea Sikes, August 1981series 1.2box 7folder 4
Harry J. Skornia, July 1947-January 1983series 1.2box 7folder 5
Ralph Steetle, October 1980-October 1982series 1.2box 7folder 6
Loren B. Stone, October 1980-March 1981series 1.2box 7folder 7
Donald V. Taverner, November 1980-September 1981series 1.2box 7folder 8
John Taylor, October 1980-December 1982series 1.2box 7folder 9
I. Keith Tyler, December 1980-December 1982series 1.2box 7folder 10
Parker Wheatley, July 1981-August 1981series 1.2box 7folder 11
John F. White, October 1980-January 1983series 1.2box 7folder 12
Raymond H. Wittcoff, October 1980-September 1981series 1.2box 7folder 13
Project Proposal, 1979series 1.2box 7folder 14

Series 2: Robertson Associates, Inc., 1969-1981 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains reports undertaken by Jim Robertson as President of Robertson Associates, Inc., his educational radio and television consulting firm which he formed in 1973. These reports analyze existing public broadcasting systems, and offer recommendations for the future. Also included with the Robertson Associates materials are four reports which were prepared by Robertson before the formation of his consulting firm. This series also contains two articles which were written by Robertson during the time that he acted as a communications consultant under the name of Robertson Associates. The materials in this series are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Future Directions for Rhode Island Educational Television, April 1969 series 2box 8folder 1
The Future Role of Regionals (for CPB), February 1970 series 2box 8folder 2
Radio's Role in Instruction (for NER), January 1973 series 2box 8folder 3
Public Radio for South Florida, January 1973 series 2box 8folder 4
Public Radio Policy for Virginia, November 1973 series 2box 8folder 5
Cable Opportunities for the Milwaukee Public Schools, Spring 1974 series 2box 8folder 6
What Next for TV College?, June 1974 series 2box 8folder 7
Article by Robertson - "Can Schools Cope with Cable?" in PTR, February 1975 series 2box 8folder 8
Public Radio in Chicago: What it Ought to Be, June 1975 series 2box 8folder 9
Public Radio in Ohio: What it is Now and What it Might Become, September 1975 series 2box 8folder 10
Feasibility of Public Radio in Nebraska / Engineering Considerations for Nebraska Public Radio Network, October 1975 series 2box 8folder 11
A Public Television Station for Palm Beach County: Is the Community Ready?, March 1976 series 2box 8folder 12
Appropriate Sources of Financial Support for Maryland Public Broadcasting, September 1976 series 2box 8folder 13
Public Radio Possibilities in Kentucky, April 1977 series 2box 8folder 14
University of Mid-America Satellite Use Study / Great Plains National Instructional Library Satellite Use Study, October 1977 series 2box 8folder 15
Local Station Utilization of PBS Programming, October 1977 series 2box 8folder 16
NAEB TV Managers' Council Slide-Tape Presentation by Robertson Associates, Inc., November 1977 series 2box 9folder 1
Soundtrack for NAEB TV Managers' Council Presentation, November 14, 1977 series 2box 9folder 2
Audio narration for NAEB TV Managers' Council Presentation, November 14, 1977 series 2box 9folder 3
Slide Program for NAEB TV Managers' Council Presentation, 88 slides (oversize), November 14, 1977 series 2box 9folder 4
Article by Robertson - "Look to the Skies" in Community and Junior College Journal, March 1978 series 2box 9folder 5
KRMA: Its Present Status, Its Future Potential, March 1978 series 2box 9folder 6
Improving Public Television Services to the People of Indiana, October 1978 series 2box 9folder 7
Public Broadcasting in Illinois (volume one), 1979 series 2box 9folder 8
Public Broadcasting in Illinois (volume two), 1979 series 2box 9folder 9
Systemwide Review of Broadcast Educational Programs in the State University System of Florida, April 1980 series 2box 9folder 10
KTWU Topeka, December 1980 series 2box 9folder 11
Planning for the Eighties: Public Broadcasting in Oklahoma, 1980-81 series 2box 10folder 1

Series 3: National Educational Radio, 1970-1973 (3 folders)

This series contains papers collected by Jim Robertson while he served as Executive Director of National Educational Radio (NER), a division of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB). Robertson served in this position from November 1970 to June 1973. Included are memos and reports concerning various NER issues, and minutes of NER Board of Directors' meetings. These materials are arranged chronologically.

Also included in this series are materials which document the NER station visits Robertson conducted with Jerry Yokom in 1972. The stations were public radio stations which were members of NER-NAEB. The station visit reports are arranged first alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by call letters within each state.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
National Educational Radio (1), October 1970-December 1972 series 3box 10folder 2
National Educational Radio (2), January 1973-October 1973 series 3box 10folder 3
Robertson-Yokom Station Visits, July 1971-October 1972 series 3box 10folder 4

Series 4: Public Broadcasting, 1973-1980, undated (5 folders)

This series contains material pertaining to public broadcasting, with the majority of the material focusing on public television. The material in this series was sent to Robertson by Joseph Hughes, a charter director of CPB. Much of it concerns the Carnegie Commission II 1977 study of public broadcasting. Included are newspaper clippings, articles, reports, and correspondence. One letter, written by C. Scott Fletcher to Hughes, is particularly rich in public broadcasting history. This series also contains documents which concern programming and financing of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting Service. These materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"South Carolina Educational Television's 15th Anniversary", 1973 series 4box 10folder 5
Newspaper Clippings, 1974-75, undated series 4box 10folder 6
Joseph Hughes, 1977-1980 series 4box 10folder 7
CPB/PBS, 1978, undated series 4box 10folder 8
"Summary of 1969" - Carnegie Commission FOIA Request, 1979 series 4box 10folder 9

Series 5: Audio-Visual Material, 1969-1989, undated (1.75 linear feet)

This series contains audio tapes, audio cassettes, and one video cassette. Much of this material concerns NER, and was created while Robertson was Executive Director of that organization. Topics include NER meetings, visits with member radio stations, and public broadcasting in general. Included are reports delivered by Robertson, as well as interviews with Robertson and others in public broadcasting. Materials are arranged by media type, then chronologically within each type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 7 inch reels] -- Five Minute History of Public Broadcasting; narration for slide presentation at NAEB banquet; 5:25, November 2, 1969 series 5box 11folder 1
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 7 inch reels] -- NER Audio Visit Number Two; communication with member radio stations via audio tape, similiar to a closed circuit, concerning member stations' interests and services; 31:20, 1971 series 5box 11folder 2
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 7 inch reels] -- Morning Session of Indiana Association of School Broadcasters Meeting in Indianapolis; including Robertson's report on the status of public radio stations nationally at the time, November 5, 1971 series 5box 11folder 3
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 7 inch reels] -- NER Drive-In Conference; Robertson's noon address; about 35 minutes, April 21, 1972 series 5box 11folder 4
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 7 inch reels] -- Typical NER Station Visit; on-air interview, Grand Forks, N.D., 1970-73 series 5box 11folder 5
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 5 inch reels] -- NER Audio Visit Number One, 1971 series 5box 11folder 6
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 5 inch reels] -- NER Audio Visit Number Three; about 14 minutes, September 9, 1971 series 5box 11folder 7
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 5 inch reels] -- National Public Radio (NPR) Closed Circuit to Member Stations; with CPB president John Macy, and CPB radio director Al Hulsen, October 12, 1971 series 5box 11folder 8
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 5 inch reels] -- NER Business Meeting and 1971 NAEB Convention; at Miami Beach, chairman Dick Estell, October 18, 1971 series 5box 11folder 9
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 5 inch reels] -- Burt Harrison; NER board member from KWSC-FM in Pullman, WA describes his station at Public Radio Conference; about 15 minutes, 1972 series 5box 11folder 10
[1/4 inch audio tapes on 5 inch reels] -- Closed Circuit Conference Call Concerning New Public Radio Organization, May 19, 1973 series 5box 11folder 11
[1/2 inch videotape cassette] -- Interview of Robertson during visit to "Convocom" with George Hall; Springfield, IL; 20:19, April 1979 series 5box 12folder 1
[audio cassettes] -- Public Radio; three-way on-air discussion over WAMU-FM, Washington, April 1971 series 5box 13folder 1
Participant of discussion: Don Quayle, president of NPR, April 1971 series 5box 13folder 1item 1.0
Participant of discussion: Al Hulsen, directory of radio for CPB, April 1971 series 5box 13folder 1item 2.0
Participant of discussion: Lawrence Laurent, columnist for the Washington Post, April 1971 series 5box 13folder 1item 3.0
Participant of discussion: Jim Robertson, director of NER/NAEB, April 1971 series 5box 13folder 1item 4.0
[audio cassettes] -- Highlights from NAEB Staff Meeting, June 16, 1972 series 5box 13folder 2
[audio cassettes] -- NER Board of Directors' Meeting, Las Vegas (1), 1972 series 5box 13folder 3
[audio cassettes] -- NER Board of Directors' Meeting, Las Vegas (2), 1972 series 5box 13folder 4
[audio cassettes] -- NER Board of Directors' Meeting (1), May 20, 1973 series 5box 13folder 5
[audio cassettes] -- NER Board of Directors' Meeting (2), May 20, 1973 series 5box 13folder 6
[audio cassettes] -- NER Instructional Task Force Meeting (1); at Marina del Ray, November 23 [year unknown, but assumed to be 1970-1973] series 5box 13folder 7
[audio cassettes] -- NER Instructional Task Force Meeting (2), November 23 [1970-73] series 5box 13folder 8
[audio cassettes] -- Robertson Talk at Forum 76, University of Mid-America Third National Conference on Open Learning and Nontraditional Study, 1976 series 5box 13folder 9
[audio cassettes] -- Oklahoma Interview Excerpts; segments from interviews of individuals throughout Oklahoma as basis for study conducted by Robertson for Oklahoma ETV Authority; 30:25, 1980 series 5box 13folder 10
[audio cassettes] -- Robertson Talk on Teleconferencing; at 1980 NAEB convention in Las Vegas, October 28, 1980 series 5box 13folder 11
[audio cassettes] -- Off-the-air audio tape during PBS broadcast of "Washington Week in Review", April 24, 1989 series 5box 13folder 12
Quotes from Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver, former president of NBC Television, April 24, 1989 series 5box 13folder 12item 1.0
Quotes from Grant Tinker, TV program executive, April 24, 1989 series 5box 13folder 12item 2.0
[audio cassettes] -- Off-the-air audio tape during PBS broadcast of "Television", produced by Michael Winship, undated series 5box 13folder 13
Quotes from John F. White, president of NET (predecessor of PBS), undated series 5box 13folder 13item 1.0
Quotes from Joan Ganz Cooney, originator of Children's Television Workshop, undated series 5box 13folder 13item 2.0
Quotes from Bill Moyers, undated series 5box 13folder 13item 3.0

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