Public Service Broadcasting

Public service broadcasting, which is sometimes referred to as public media, is a federal service administered through the oversight of a corporation and tasked with providing block grants to television and radio extension services that produce journalistic, head start, public affairs, and cultural programming for roughly $1.35 per person per year. It is a legacy institution of the Progressive Era aspiration that national unity might be improved by agencies designed to promote awareness about the diversity of experiences within our communities, by providing services for self-improvement. Between roughly 1921 and 1967, early public service broadcasters built an alternative media industry to commercial media to guarantee every person the same access to information and job training. From its origins in state universities, classroom curriculum evolved into ...

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