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Papers of Edwin G. Burrows


Papers of Edwin G. Burrows
Burrows, Edwin G.
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NPBA 92-7
3.00 linear feet
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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:

Edwin G. Burrows started his public broadcasting career as program director at WUOM, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1948. In 1961, he helped create the station WGVR, Grand Rapids. For WUOM/WGVR, Burrows worked as manager, and executive producer. He also interviewed about 500 individuals for a cultural arts program entitled "The Eleventh Hour." These individuals included Alvin Ailey, Robert Bly and Kurt Vonnegut. Burrows is noted nationally for his work in chartering National Educational Radio (NER), the radio division of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters. Finally, he successfully lobbied for the inclusion of radio in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. The materials discuss the national goals for educational radio and the relations between radio and television within the National Association of Educational Broadcasters.

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