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David L. Crippens Papers


David L. Crippens Papers
Crippens, David L.
Collection number:
NPBA 99-80
8.50 linear feet
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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:

David L. Crippens' extensive public broadcasting career began as a producer for San Diego station KPBS-TV from 1969 to 1971. That year, he joined station WQED-TV in Pittsburgh as staff producer, writer, and newsperson, working there until 1973. He then returned to the West Coast to work as the director of Educational Services at KCET, Los Angeles' public television station. In 1977 he was promoted to vice president of Educational Services. From 1980 to 1983, Crippens served as a vice president and a stage manager. In 1983, he became the vice president of National Productions for KCET. He held this position until 1985, when he became the senior vice president of Educational Enterprises. The collection documents Crippens' career in public television, particularly focusing on his time at KCET/Los Angeles, the various conferences and meeting he attended, and his speeches.

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