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Robert A. Mott Papers


Robert A. Mott Papers
Mott, Robert A.
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NPBA 92-147
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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:

Robert Mott started his public broadcasting career at Washington State University, where in 1956, he became news director of the university radio station. By 1964, he joined via nomination the television division board of directors at KWSC-TV, and in 1965, he chaired the Washington State University communications department. Mott's involvement in national organizations included serving as executive director of the National Association of Educational Broadcasting's National Education Radio Division in 1968. From there he became PBS Director of Station Relations, where he served from 1970 to 1973. In October 1975, he joined the Public Service Satellite Consortium, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of telecommunication technology for public service, as Director of Operations, becoming vice president in 1978. The collection contains a variety of materials relating to the Public Service Satellite Consortium and the Public Broadcasting Service.

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