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Manager's Minute

Public Broadcasting Turns 50

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Public Broadcasting Act anniversary

This is the Manager’s Minute.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act that paved the way for NPR and PBS, and public radio and television as we know them today.

The Act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, through which Congress provides essential funding for public media stations.

Those funds are crucial to the public-private partnership that ensures stations like KGOU can deliver meaningful programming to all Americans.

The media landscape has shifted dramatically in the last half-century, but the mission of public media hasn’t changed: we are still committed to providing trusted content and services that educate, inform, engage and inspire.

Our vision is to satisfy “America’s appetite for excellence” and to enrich our spirit.  And with your help, our goal is to keep providing this vital service for another fifty years.

Until next time, with the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.

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