Shielding Public TV
Wicklein, in Columbia Journalivn Review
Public P/ ('Jan./Feb. 1986), 700 Journalism Bldg., Co. lumbia Univ., New York, N.Y. 10027.
The US. Congress created America's public broadcasting network in
1967. The purpose: to free some of America's radio and television
airwaves from marketplace pressures.
Today the public broadcasting system costs almost $1 billion annually to operate; roughly 16 percent ($159.5 million for 1986) comes from congressional appropriations. Such financial support...