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Bill Reed Papers


Bill Reed Papers
Reed, Bill
Collection number:
NPBA 93-48
16.00 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:

Public broadcasting executive Bill Reed started his career in broadcasting in 1967 he served in the armed forces and taught in Northern California. That year he joined public station KIXE Redding. Reed worked as KIXE's general manager for six years until he was elected to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Board of Directors in 1973. In 1974, Reed started working full time at PBS as director of station relations, and by 1978 had become the video marketing division's senior vice-president. In 1980 Reed became senior vice president of education services. By the end of the decade Reed had helped create the PBS Elementary/Secondary Service, the PBS Adult Learning Service, the PBS Adult Learning Satellite Service, and the PBS National Narrowcast Service (now the Business Channel). Reed created the PBS Home Video Project called PBS VIDEO, an operation designed to market PBS videos to home viewers. The collection documents Reed's work with PBS with emphasis on PBS Video and educational services.

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