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President Johnson Signs Public Broadcasting Act  (November 7, 1967)
November 7, 1967

Moment 68: President Johnson Signs Public Broadcasting Act

On November 7, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act. This act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) – an organization whose purpose was to create standards and further the development of public media. In 1970, CPB established National Public Radio – NPR – to create and provide programming to educational and noncommercial radio stations.

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