A Month-long Celebration of the Public Broadcasting Act’s 50th Anniversary
Last week we started our month-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson on November 7, 1967. We’re joining in with other public broadcasters and organizations such as PBS, NPR, CPB and APTS to celebrate this momentous milestone in our history.
Thanks to those who participated in sharing their unique personal and institutional histories surrounding the history and preservation of public broadcasting with our first week of ‘Firsts’ and Major Ideas of Public Broadcasting.
We learned so much from your archives and we look forward to this coming week’s theme: Radio Broadcasting!
The goal of each challenge is to engage in community, discover histories, share those stories with the public, and start dialogues. Get the theme beforehand by contacting our Engagement and Use Manager, Ryn Marchese at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our social pages on Mondays!
You can tune-in to the campaign by posting on Thursdays! We invite public broadcasting organizations, museums, archives, libraries, historians, public media fans, and other cultural organizations to personalize #PubMedia50 and share the stories in your own holdings and memories.
As for us, we’ll be posting content from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting every day. Don’t miss a beat and let us know what you think!
See you there!
Week 2 | Post content on November 9th (Th): Radio Broadcasting
“We’re teaming up with @amarchivepub and #PubMedia50 stations to celebrate #PubMedia! Join in and share your history & content!”
“We’re joining @amarchivepub in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act at #PubMedia50!”
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, we’ll be posting content to celebrate the history and preservation of public broadcasting! Teaming up with @amarchivepub, #PubMedia50 stations, academics, and community members we’ll have a new #PubMedia50 theme each week. Join the conversation by tagging your post with #PubMedia50.
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