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Jim Karayn Papers


Jim Karayn Papers
Karayn, Jim
Collection number:
NPBA 92-75
30.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1960-1981, and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

From 1965 to 1971, James Karayn, Jr. was the executive producer and chief of National Educational Television's Washington bureau. In 1971, Karayn founded the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT), serving as its president until 1975. From 1977 to 1983, he was president and general manager of WHYY-TV and WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. Meanwhile, Karayn developed television productions including the State of the Union addresses in 1967 and 1968, "The Warren Years" in 1970, and the Watergate coverage in 1974. The collection contains newspaper clippings and reports regarding topics including conflicts between the Nixon administration and public broadcasting, the history of National Educational Television, and the merger between the National Public Affairs Center for Television and the Greater Washington Educational Television Association.

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