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John S. Porter Papers


John S. Porter Papers
Porter, John S.
Collection number:
NPBA 2001-19
1.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1958-2000, nd
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:

John S. Porter's public broadcasting career began as a producer of instructional television programs for Rochester Area Educational Television Association (RAETA). He later worked for Rochester, NY stations WROC and WXXI. From 1966 to 1968, Porter served as a trustee of the Eastern Educational Television Network (EEN). He continued to serve EEN and its later incarnation as the American Program Service (APS) in various ways including president of EEN from 1989 to 1992 and of APS from 1992 to 1998. The majority of material stems from Porter's time with Rochester Area Educational Television Association, Inc., from 1958 to 1969. A small portion of the files relate to the Eastern Educational Television Network and its successor organizations, the American Program Service and American Public Television.

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