Running Head: Formative Foudation Support Research Note on Formative Foundation Support for Minority-Language Broadcasting

Jan 01, 2012 | by
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An overlooked part of the development of public broadcasting in America is the key role that Rockefeller philanthropy played in studying and funding educational radio before World War II. This paper recounts one little-known example of funding, started in 1938, directed to underserved minority audiences. It is the first example of a foundation underwriting the creation of American public media designed for non-English speakers.