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Encyclopedia > National Educational Television
The color NET logo was incorporated into a model building at the beginning and end of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from 1969 to 1970.
The NET color logo as seen at the end of the first episode of Sesame Street, as well as other shows such as Washington Week, from 1969 to 1970.

National Educational Television was an educational television network in the USA from 1952 to 1970. It was replaced on October 5, 1970 by Public Broadcasting Service. Image File history File links Net. ... Image File history File links Net. ... Mister Rogers Neighborhood or Mister Rogers is an American childrens television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Image File history File links NET.gif‎ This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. ... Image File history File links NET.gif‎ This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Washington Week in Review (also known as Washington Week) is a public affairs program on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (279th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The network was founded as the Educational Television and Radio Center (ETRC) in November of 1952 by a grant from the Ford Foundation's Fund for Adult Education. It was originally a limited service for exchanging and distributing educational programs produced by local television stations to other stations. It did not produce any material by itself. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Ford Foundation is a charitable foundation based in New York City created to fund programs that promote democracy, reduce poverty, promote international understanding, and advance human achievement. ...


In spring of 1954, ETRC moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and on May 16 of that year it began its operation as a "network". It put together a daily five hour package of programming, releasing it primarily on kinescope film to the affiliated stations by mail. The programming was noted for treating subjects in depth, including hour long interviews with people of literary and historical importance. The programming was also noted for being dry and academic, with little consideration given to entertainment value in marked contrast to commercial television. Many of the shows were designed as adult education, and ETRC was nicknamed The University of the Air. For the railroad company, see Ann Arbor Railroad. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kinescope (IPA: [], []) originally referred to the cathode ray tube used in television monitors. ...


The center's headquarters moved from Ann Arbor, Michigan to New York City in 1958 and the organization became known as the National Educational Television and Radio Center (NETRC). For the railroad company, see Ann Arbor Railroad. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The center became more aggressive at this time, aiming to have the role of the USA's fourth television network. This included the beginning of imported programming from the BBC into the United States. It increased its output to ten hours a week. The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion (US$7. ...


The organisation changed tack again in November of 1963. It renamed itself National Educational Television, and spun off its radio assets. NET began to air controversial, hard-hitting documentaries that explored numerous social issues of the day such as poverty and racism. While praised by critics, many affiliates, especially those in conservative markets, objected to the perceived liberal slant of the programming. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · The Holocaust · Armenian Genocide · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Blood libel · Black Legend Pedophobia · Ephebiphobia Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Ku Klux Klan National Party (South Africa) American Nazi Party Kahanism · Supremacism Anti... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of...


In 1966, NET's funding came into question when the Ford Foundation decided to begin withdrawing financial support, because of NET's constant need for additional funding for broadcasting programs. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


In the meantime, the affiliated stations (WGBH, WETA, WNDT, WTTW, WQED, KCET, etc.) were determined to try to keep that from happening by looking for ways to help the network. It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled WGBH-TV and WGBH (FM), accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The weta family comprises around 70 insect species endemic to the New Zealand archipelago. ... WNDT (Wind FM) is a commercial radio station in Alachua, Florida, broadcasting to the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida area on 92. ... WTTW (Channel 11) is one of three PBS member stations serving the Chicago, Illinois market; the others are WYCC and WYIN. WTTW began broadcasting on March 5, 1955 and is owned and operated by Window to the World Communications Inc. ... WQED-TV (channel 13, digital channel 38) is a PBS television station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... For the Japanese computer game developer, see Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo KCET is one of four PBS member stations serving Los Angeles and Southern California, the others being KVCR-TV, KOCE-TV, and KLCS. Broadcasting on channel 28, the studio is located at 4401 West Sunset Boulevard. ...


The U.S. government intervened and created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1967 to fund the network for the time being. However, the CPB's intent was to create its own public broadcasting network. This was done because many NET affiliates were alienated by the programming. These affiliates felt that if they controlled the programming and broadcast it, a conflict of interest would result. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting logo, used from 1969 to 2002. ...


PBS first signed on in 1969, with NET producing several shows. However, NET's refusal to stop airing the critically acclaimed but also hard-hitting and controversial documentaries led to the decision of both the CPB and the Ford Foundation to shut NET down. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


In late 1969, both threatened to withdraw their funding grants unless NET merged with Newark, New Jersey public broadcaster WNDT-TV. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ...


On Monday October 5, 1970, the very same day that PBS officially began broadcasting, NET and WNDT-TV officially completed their merger. NET ceased to operate from that point. WNDT's call sign was changed to the present WNET-TV shortly thereafter. Shows that began on NET such as Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood continue to air on PBS today. October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (279th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... WNET (Thirteen/WNET) is an American television station licensed by the FCC to serve Newark, New Jersey. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Mister Rogers Neighborhood or Mister Rogers is an American childrens television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. ...


The NET acronym has since been revived twice; first in the 1990s, as National Empowerment Television and in 2005, when Nebraska ETV and Nebraska Public Radio were united under a single name called Nebraska Educational Telecommunications. Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is a statewide public broadcasting network of radio and television stations in the state of Nebraska. ...


Naming

1952-1958: Educational Television and Radio Center (ETRC)


1958-1963: National Educational Television and Radio Center (NETRC)


1963-1970: National Educational Television (NET)


See also

In the United States, analog over-the-air television channels are numbered 2 through 69, and occupy the following frequencies: 54-88 MHz (Channels 2-6) 174-216 MHz (Channels 7-13) 470-806 MHz (Channels 14-69) See list of local television stations in North and Central America. ...

External links

  • NET page on museum.tv
Preceded by
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National Educational Television
1952-1970
Succeeded by
Public Broadcasting Service

 
 

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