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Dramatic Arts and he's having a delightful time as I had. Now the next slide contrasts well this shows Mr. Bates in a nice costume when he's the engineer on the program. Notice that he is a male figure and a much more attractive male figure than this figure that you frequently see on television and viewed by lots of children and I'm never able to figure out exactly what kind of a male This man is. As I watch him and we go on to the next slide. But I know all that he's a male and eats lots of products including Wonder Bread and so on. And this is off the TV screen which is responsible for some of the fuzziness but I'd like to see if we can get these in fairly sharp for the next one comes. Let's oh I'm sorry. But maybe you can see it. These guys eat all kinds of cereal throughout the program and by the end of the program they've got the sickest expressions on their faces. So I wait for the end of the programs to observe the digestive effect upon
these characters. And continuing in our time is just about up and I'm just about through. Now these programs that we have been viewing are pretty much fact oriented or subject matter are anad or content oriented if you will. I think we could design programs for children not that these aren't fine. I think we should have them. But I think we can experiment with programs to stimulate creative thinking. Build around process psychological process factors of discrimination generalization abstraction problem solving learning strategies inventiveness imagination and fantasy and so on and I'll show you just one or two or three or four slides of beasties as you can imagine I would that it sort of intrigues me. These are some of our pet alts that you heard about and we can reasonably ask the question here are these birds the same or are they different.
And on initial analysis they look very much the same. Upon closer inspection you can see that they are slightly different and little kids get a great joy out of looking after they agree that they're similar they get a great deal of enjoyment out of searching then for the differences. All the while these little birds very active even looking at the children at the same time that the children are looking at them. They have a wide repertoire of sounds as well which makes them additionally interesting. The next slide. And if you want to get really involved with Owl then you can get models a good taxidermists can help you and you can begin building synthetic birds of various crimes taking children right out to the forefront of scientific knowledge of determining whether children see things the same way that birds see things does an owl look the same to a child that an owl looks to another bird. And so you make up
these synthetic figures and they're on the bee on the goose's head is an owl like you've never seen in your life. That is one of the most incredible. It's got a pheasant's body and it's got an owl head and when you set that up out in the wild what this does to the other birds I don't have time to tell you this morning. And then the next slide and then you get things like this. Do Ducks recognize pictures of themselves and you can take photographs you can today make sketches of ducks. And here you've got an old Peking duck over there on the ride and he goes to his picture and he communes with it or you've got a mallard on this side and you draw a sketch of him and he soon learns that mallards are just for mallards. And going on then here is another kind of process thing what happens when you
give a child or an animal a task that's too difficult for him initially. And if you teach a little hamster how to work a little device in order to get food and then you put ahead of this the necessity that he has to become a trap BS artist in order to get over there. He frequently becomes so absorbed in becoming a trap BS artist that he forgets what his mission is. This is the problem that many of us suffer from. And then if you want to get into all kinds of whims there are ways of doing things like this with little animals and it looks like they read music but I think we're entitled to tell children the truth as to what's really going on here. And then when we want to lie to them we should do it in animation. But don't lie to them as I think too many Disney films do in the narration the animals are truthful in what they're doing and I don't think the narrator should in a
sense mislead children with the anthropomorphic narration that frequently accompanies some of our commercial film and then lastly. And I'm sorry this slide is so lousy but it's kind of interesting there's a there's white on white. But what you see is a cockatoo over there on the right. And this cockatoo has learned how to perform on form boards and this form Bart is equivalent to the form board in the Stanford Benet intelligence test for children two years old and this cockatoo can do this very well after just a little practice. He's excellent at solving form boards and it's a sheer delight. Now this is process again in terms of form discrimination and teaching form discrimination and it's a sheer delight to bring in a 2 year old who's not too bright and see the cockatoo B-team every time. Now in conclusion in conclusion
I should like to remind you that research tells us and so does Ben Blum and his new book Who is the father of taxonomy of educational objectives. Ben Bloom tells us that within the first six years of life the child acquires half of his adult level intelligence. In other words by the time the child goes to the first grade he already in terms of intellectual growth has passed the halfway mark in achieving adult stature. Intellectually speaking or the amount of growth in the first six years equals all that will take place in the remainder of his life. This means that the preschool area is extremely critical for learning and is an area which we largely have neglected. And I contend this is an area where television and radio can play an extremely influential part. We also
know that creative impulses through the research a Starkweather and others strategies for approaching problems willingness to venture into new areas and so on can be stifled in the preschool years so that other talents that the individual has in the intellectual realm are not likely to be manifest so clearly when the child does enter school. There are now about four million children being born in the United States every year. In other words in these various age groups from 0 up to 6 we have a population of between 20 and 24 million. If we want to work with them with our mass media and we know from the work of Bert and so on that we can begin very early that if children can learn Greek while they are in their cribs by merely having Greek read to them we can do this just as well by radio and in more significant areas perhaps
than Greece beginning as early as 12 months or 18 months. And I think where we can experiment a lot besides these delightful and imagine new programs from Miami from Seattle from Memphis and so on with their emphasis upon the content the sequence and flow of ideas following our modes of thinking. We likewise can experiment with this whole matter of building programs or process psychological processes or cognitive abilities mirroring in these programs. The structure of the intellect. And in closing then I should like to quote from Thomas Jefferson who said I am among those who think well of human character and I believe that man's mind is perfectible to a degree which we cannot yet form any conception. Thank you. Dr back you've certainly given us a challenge to our own powers of creativity
to use radio and television and inventive and innovative ways to foster creativity in others especially in children without of course out of the market. Narration always wanted to use that word and I trust that as a result of your talks are there is not going to be tremendous output of programming which will demonstrate that we have the NASB are not stimulus and are caught in psychological boxes. In fact I expect that some of the membership is going to rush home and immediately began reading Greek couplets to their children and Doctor back. As a Canadian keynoter is supposed to do him as this warm response of firms who have been most stimulating. Ladies and gentlemen I will now have a 10 minute recess which means according to my watch you ought to be back here about 10 minutes to
10 for the first business session 10:30. I have my watch at 10:30 quarter to 11. All right. 10:45 that watch fixed. I need it again. The outside. Out of the exhibit area and the registration area plays were running behind schedule and we want to start the business meeting right away. Please leave the exhibit area and the registration area come into the main auditorium. We're running behind schedule and we want to start the business right away. Well all of you please come
into the main auditorium. Or running considerably behind schedule so I would reiterate. The request to comment for this business session. We just received word from the. Chairman of the board of regents who was due to be here on the earlier session. That he was grounded in his airplane was grounded in Houston and he sends his profound regrets and hopes to join us later. I'm pleased to announce that we're honored to have Commissioner Barkley of the Federal Communications Commission with us. And that he will be making a few remarks during the latter part of the second general session this afternoon. Following Dr. Fins presentation. I believe Harold Hill has several announcements for the good of the order.
Have. The Western party Tuesday night. And one for the Wednesday night which were lost and found near the area. The. Wednesday evening before the band. For the first time in several years does not sponsor. Therefore we are required to charge for the refreshments. Of laws of the state of Texas has. Charge you by the drink. Therefore we are selling to the reception. The registration. Price of each $2. You're
the kind of people I think you are going to get more of your money's worth. So you can buy the Wednesday evening reception which precedes the time between now and Wednesday. The registration dollars only way you can get into the reception. I would like to announce a change in the meeting place for the International Relations Committee tonight and the program. It is listed in the colonial room. However Ladybird uses the colonial room for a briefing room when she's in town and she is there for the International Relations Committee will meet in the Maximillian room at the Driscoll Hotel tonight. I would like to tell you that our speaker. Director of the United States Information Agency. Will have a live press conference over KLR and the university's television station at 5:30 Wednesday so you can sit in your hotel room while you're getting ready for the reception and watch that press conference on channel 9.
An interesting announcement. I think. You will be pleased to know that General Electric is giving away three portable television sets at this convention one each day. If you will go to the General Electric booth and register. You do not have to be there at the time of the drawing but each day they will draw and give away TVs General Electric. I would like to explain this roped off area to you Wednesday afternoon at the business matters upon which we have to vote such as the changes in the bylaws will take place voting members which means official representatives of institutional members or individual members only voting members will be allowed this side of the roped off area because that's the only way we can tell who is supposed to vote and who isn't. Ignore the rope. Program that there is arrangement for recording facilities if you want to want to
interview any of these speakers with whom you can make arrangements to take tapes home or what have you. If you want to record either Monday or Wednesday afternoon between 2 and 5 would you please make arrangements in the headquarters office which is in the green room stage right. There is a list you of all received eating places so that you don't have to go far to eat. There's a rathskeller downstairs bars around there a few eating places and a couple of blocks so you don't have to go very far for lunch. There's a message center courtesy of Southwestern Bell Telephone if you have to receive or send any messages. There is where you can do it. In the exhibit area right here in the middle of the exhibits and is given courtesy of the exhibit tours. So if you want to go back to the hotel before the cocktail party you can because there will be buses if you don't want to attend the party. If you desire to attend the cocktail party there will be buses there after you take you back to the hotel. There will be a
bus Tuesday afternoon to take you from your hotel. If any of you are interested in going out and seeing their facilities if so I would suggest you check with Harvey Herbst or another member. Thank you Harold. A small if Donal bit of information. Which I'll postpone briefly since we're changing the order of. Our affairs this morning is Mr. MacArthur from Washington. Whether in the immediate circuit here. I wonder if you'd come to the platform now. And make your presentation. Well you know Carter is manager of our educational television outlet in Washington D.C..
As you know all. The side of our next confession convention will be in Washington. And Mr. Carter will tell you why. Are you Dick. Anybody who had the. Lucky happenstance to. Come into Austin from Dallas last night. Should be required to have much to do with this. Morning's meetings. We've been drinking coffee ever since we got here. It's been an education for me. As a newcomer to Washington. Having been there just about a year now. To watch. Bill Harley. Harold Hill fellows. Scotty Fletcher. And. Jerry happy move in this. Very. Important atmosphere. As the arrangements for.
This meeting were being wrapped up last week in one office in the NABC office in Washington. In an adjacent office. The. Play ends in the blueprints for next year's meeting were being laid out. And are underway. I. Believe you'll be. Pleasantly surprised and even in view of the fine hospitality of Austin. We in Washington will be ready for you next year. One of the biggest contributions I believe that we can make to next year's meeting. Will be. To prepare. Washington D.C.. As any TV market. For you people. To this and I believe I can. Be of some. Contribution. The. We are in the
throes right now. Of. Totally reorganizing. And expanding. The tv. Television facility in Washington D.C.. We expect this to be. Well on its way and somewhat complete. By the spring of this year. This involves a new look. In every aspect of this operation. From the administration. The board of directors. Our. Technical facility. Programming both instructional. School television services is concerned. And even television service. And. Shortly after I leave here will moderate a complete work. Weekend service in Washington. I believe by this time. Next year. That.
We will be ready for you in the nation's capital. Not just from a station standpoint but from. The. Tremendous activity that takes. Place at the NE. And the wonderful new impetus given this whole new movement by e ts. And Mr. Fletcher. We look forward to seeing you next year and I assure you that the nation's capital will be ready for each TV from every standpoint. Thank you. While we were waiting for you people to command. Mr Harley and I were discussing with admiration they. Talked the doctor back and reviewing this hundred twenty twenty point scale. And I've often wondered the sources of Mr. Harley's demonstrated
creativity. I would rather imagine that there must have been something like a wired for sound and business. At an early age only this preceded the electronic sophistication that makes it possible to hook a computer to. Human physiology and brain and make it work right now. And then I got the explanation that he was tied down at a rather early age in Wisconsin. And he had batteries of people reading things to him. But the most significant apparently was that period in his life when McCarty roped in tidy and brought a succession of people. Including attorneys and representatives the FCC to read to him them and repeat and interpret the Communications Act of 1934. This explains a very great deal. It's my pleasure to introduce our president. The president's report. MR. Any review of the activities of an organization devoted to educational broadcasting
must necessarily involve a review of what's happening in education. Or educational communication at any given time must reflect the needs the problems and the techniques of education of the day. Both education and educational broadcasting. Are in the process of evolutionary development responding to an ever increasingly complex society. This report will suggest the changing nature of education. And focus the efforts of educational broadcasting to be responsive to these new demands. The rate of change in American education today is greater than at any other time in history. And will continue editing accelerating rate during the predictable future. The knowledge explosion is creating vast new quantities of information to be communicated and understood. The population explosion is increasing the numbers of those to be educated and better educated. The mobility of populations demands equivalent standards of educational opportunity across the country. Those beyond school years
require more adult education and professional in service instruction at the increasing number of senior citizens need special attention. Advances in science and technology demand more highly trained to specialized manpower more vocational education more retraining opportunities. There is an increasing need for intelligent understanding by all Americans. Of world affairs. And there is a national concern for excellence and quality in education at all levels. These are some of the forces at work to alter the pattern of education. Now an era of change in education has brought with it greater pressures and problems requiring greater flexibility and adaptability for those organizations that serve education. And so it is with. The changing circumstances within educational broadcasting. Compelled changes in the Association which represents it. Briefly recounted.
These pressures include. Vast numbers and new categories of personnel emerging in the field are flooding in from other areas. Who need to acquire skills and understandings about educational broadcasting and who have the opportunity to participate in our councils. And increase in the numbers and kinds of distribution systems upsetting traditional balances within the field and adding new categories of transmission management deserving recognition. There are new patterns of educational administration and organization to effectively apply the benefits which technology affords. Increased use of the media for in-school use placing greater emphasis upon instructional applications of radio and TV necessitate fuller integration of the media within the established educational system. Increasing pressure for frequencies requires greater vigilance in protecting education stake in the electronic spectrum. This in turn demanding better and more sophisticated representation in Washington.
Financing the association in the face of rising costs and the need for expanded services to growing numbers and categories of membership. These are some of the changed and the changing circumstances to which an AB has sought to adapt. Through a major organizational overhaul. As you know it divides the membership into four semi-autonomous divisions. Three institutionally oriented divisions to serve the needs of colleges universities and schools in relation to the management of television and radio stations and as instructional users of radio and television. And one division to serve individuals who have chosen careers in educational broadcasting and need a professional home with which they can identify to foster their own growth and development. There are separate boards for each division. Together with a single director for the institutional affiliate members. All of them composing a composite board of directors for the
association. This provides for equitable representation of all segments of the membership and gives each an appropriate voice in the overall Association affairs. Now just a year ago. You voted in this new organizational set up. How is it doing. I can report to you that it's doing just fine. I won't pretend that it hasn't had some fits and starts on some coughs and wheezes. Its bumps along the runway for a good ways before lumbering into the air. But it has gotten off the ground and so far at least. None of the wings of fallen off. In fact. I think we're going to make it. Problems involving the relationships of the parts to the whole and to each other. Are understandable in any new structure. However we're gradually working up procedures identifying areas of responsibility and evolving neutrally satisfactory
working relationships. And I'd like to take a few moments. In attempt to set forth on the basis of our experience to date the general plan of operation of this new organizational structure. To begin with I want to outline the basic services which the N.A. E.B. the National Association offers to the membership. These are the areas of anybody's primary responsibility as distinguished from the more specialized activities activities of the various divisions. Inevitably there will be some overlapping and some duplication but these are the areas of association wide. Broad. National and cross media concern. These services of course support and reinforce the interest of the divisions which by design engage in intensive efforts to advance specific aspects of the general association wide activity. In part. These Association activities stem from the fact that any B is the legal entity.
Which can make official representation and official commitments. And in part these activities represent relationships which need to be carried out at an association to association level. What are some of these areas of association attention. Publication is a broad program of printed materials. To serve the entire membership. The Journal the newsletter the Washington Report the president's report. And a variety of reports on conferences and seminars memoranda new developments research reports and brochures about the NEA B. Then there's the whole area of the general liaison with government and professional organizations. And government relations. This means appropriate attention to legislative or regulatory developments including acceptance of invitation to confer with federal officials to testify or to file comments. It means cooperation with the staff of federal agencies
upon request. The Navy represents educational broadcasting in a number of joint educational and Evers through membership in the educational media cons. The Joint Council on educational broadcasting and the American Council on Education. By advancing educational broadcasting via cooperative action. In such ways is co-sponsoring of seminars and publications with a JCB with the API and so on and in joining in development of common positions such as the Idaho Committee on copyright revision. And in conferring with staff people of many other organizations headquartered in Washington on matters of common concern. Research and Development is another major area. And includes the creation of supervision of projects of a nature and scope. Of overall Association concern. And the general coordination of divisional proposals for
approaches to agencies and foundations in order to avoid conflict and duplications. The association is building a central library to which referrals can be made for anyone seeking information about any aspect of educational broadcasting. It's collecting research data and educational broadcasting and providing a library facility for storage and retrieval of materials. The N A B provides general technical advice. To the educational community and to the electronics industry in relation to technological requirements of education. It gives general advice to educational institutions regarding the selection of appropriate technical systems and equipment. And represents the general membership and technical relationships with government regulatory agencies and with the electronics industry. It employs. General legal counsel. Concerned with representing educational broadcasting before the FCC and congressional committees.
In protecting education stake in the electromagnetic spectrum and defending educational assignments. Also in the solution of copyright and other rights problems. And participating in national and international conferences involving legal matters affecting educational broadcasting. The association regularly conducts a variety of meetings for the benefit of the membership. The national convention for the total membership. Regional conferences for all members within particular geographic areas and special conferences having broad national implications. In the area of international activities. It promotes the use of new media and technical assistance to new nations. The exchange of personnel with other countries and participation in international conferences. Through such activities as surveys involving the use of radio and TV for emerging countries in the recommendation and recruitment of qualified personnel for foreign assignment in a ranging for observational visits
by foreign broadcasters. In representing the United States. At meetings of international organizations concerned with broadcasting. And promoting the greater flow of educational broadcasting materials between countries and in stimulating the increase in opportunities for your people. In Foreign Studies and observational visits abroad. It gives general assistance to institutions seeking advice on the choice of electronic communication systems appropriate to their needs. We're planning to activate stations. And refers requests for specific information or assistance to the appropriate an A B division. It mounts a general effort to promote the public interest. In the understanding of educational radio and television. It works with educational organizations civic groups and professional associations and providing information about educational broadcasting. It provides data and material for magazines newspapers and press services. And coordinates the capacity. Of the divisions. So as to develop a
consistent public posture for educational uses of radio and television. And then there are a variety of General Services. Which reinforce or back up the work of the divisions. Providing them with advantages and privileges of efficiencies and economies which derive from being a part of the general association activity of headquarters. Such things as the exemption from income taxes and excise taxes and providing the nonprofit tax exempt status for the reception of gifts and grants. It affords economies resulting from the Cooperative use of office space personnel and office equipment and the provision of reception and switchboard services and the use of any bookkeeping and other physical services. Well I think that's sufficient to give you an outline of the general. Sorts of services of the association. For the benefit of the entire and AB membership. Now let's turn to the
divisions. Not in any notion by any means of indicating their total spectrum of services. But only in respect to their activities as they enter relate with the association activities. And as you know they will have an opportunity to indicate in much greater detail the kinds of services they are providing during division days. But in a sense this is division day for the association. In many instances. The activities of the divisions are a focused effort in a specific aspect of the general association concerned. In publications that divisions contribute to the general publications by suggesting ideas for articles they prepare or stories they refer material for possible inclusion and help gather data. They turn out their own special newsletters and will do so increasingly. And these of course are more timely more directly aimed at particular interests. In the division area. They also publish a
variety of memoranda reports and manuals relating to divisional activities and interests. In cooperation with the president's office. The divisions make appropriate contacts with government staff. With FCC personnel and congressional committee staff. Concerning matters of direct concern to those divisions. This might involve. Such activities as providing a federal official with needed data about educational radio station developments. To working with a congressional staff man on the drafting of legislation affecting educational television. In some cases the divisions may be doing the important and necessary legwork that goes into the development of a paper or testimony or FCC comment which the NASB may present. And often the individual efforts of several divisions are fitted together to compile a complete presentation. In the area of Information Service the divisions collect research data statistics and information. Which contribute
toward general digests and catalogues and summaries about their area of educational broadcasting. They contribute printed materials and reports and documents to the library. And provide special releases of information and data of interest to their members. Of course also had a request for information and referrals relating directly to divisional areas of interest. In the area of research and development. The development and preparation of research proposals or projects. Is carried on by the divisions under any Aegis. And then are submitted to funding agencies or foundations. And once the grants are made in many cases. The divisions themselves supervise these projects related to their particular areas of interest. Example the. Series of. Books at the radio division is doing and the long range conference on the financing of the TV which is under the management of the television division.
Though we have legal services provided of a general nature by the association. The divisions may employ their own consul or consultants in order to avail themselves of more specific legal or engineering help appropriate to the needs of their membership. They also help of course in the whole area of station activation by providing specific help. To institutions and communities seeking to activate stations or close circuit systems. And divisions also. Administer and manage. Certain operational enterprises. For example the taped radio network is operated by the radio division and the television programme exchange which is now being established will be operated by the educational television stations division. And so on. These are of course there are of course many other areas of activity interrelated to the association but perhaps this covers most of them. In general as you say it's a
relationship in which the association. Acting as the umbrella structure. Concerns itself with broad activity is of concern to the entire membership. Leaving specialized divisions to exercise specialized competence in specialized areas. Specific procedures are evolving with working experience. Many problems and questions and even conflicts will inevitably arise. Oversights or problems that could not be foreseen in writing the Byelaws need to be accommodated in revision and changes and there will be other adjustments to be worked out. But. With all these bugs and all these growing pains I'm confident we're well launched at a new era of greater effectiveness and significance. Now. During this first year under the new plan. What has been accomplished. The first step. Was to nominate and then vote into office. A complete set of new directors for each divisional board so that the constituted authority could be established to
carry forward the work of the divisions. Two of the boards held organizational sessions shortly thereafter. That is after the Milwaukee convention but the full in a b board could not meet. For its initial get together. Until made. By this time two of the divisional boards television and radio had approved division budgets established assessment plans and hired executive officers in the systems and clerical staffs. Last week the individual member division appointed an executive director and it is expected that the remaining division in the constructional division will shortly be announcing staff appointments. At this point. I assure you things are humming at headquarters and they are not BS. There are hardworking people. Who counting divisional staffs. Project personnel and part time help. Bring the total working force in Washington headquarters to 24. And there are nine other hard working people in our urban office. And as I see these
people bustling in and out of some 18 offices in our Washington headquarters. I cant help but be reminded the time just four years ago. When ANY be first came to Washington and I had my secretary occupied one lonely office in that same building. Now there is. An exhilarating air about the place that comes from the esprit de corps of capable and creative people joining in a worthwhile undertaking. What has this team accomplished in this past year. Each division of course will report at much greater length during their special sessions tomorrow but I may just give you a brief outline of some arrayed achievements and continuing activities. A major area of activity of course is governmental relations. That is the variety of. Almost daily contacts with congressional committees regulatory agencies and other branches of the government in the furtherance of educational Broadcasting's interest. This ranges through discussions with the administrators of the TV facilities
act. To helping member stations who are experiencing special problems and processing grant applications. It involves such things as conferences with staff members of the United States office. Of education project proposals for Media Research discussion with administrators in health education and welfare area re Development Office economic opportunity and poverty programs and ways to apply radio and television to the problems of health illiteracy and rehabilitation. In our traditional role of ensuring that education is given its proper share of the radio spectrum. We have succeeded in having the NASB computer develop UHF Assignment table published by the Federal Communications Commission for industry wide comparison to the FCC is own proposed table. Following a computer study to examine the impact of six channel airborne development upon land based assignments. We testified against the regularization of such airborne television service as an efficient use of television frequencies. We have been working with the Federal Communications
Commission to develop an FM assignment plan for the United States and Canada. We have made a study and published a report of technical standards required for microwave interconnections for education. Another project radio programme scripts scripts for the teaching that English was completed during the year for the Voice of America. And the US so we contract a series of utilisation film kits in the classroom use of instructional television is nearing completion. To grant in aid programs are now underway providing funds to help member stations produce outstanding radio and television programs. A major project in radio is the feasibility study of a nationwide educational communication systems for live radio broadcasting and other communication services. In international activities. The NEA be a id contract in the Sudan. For assisting in the expansion of the Sudanese radio system has been extended for two more years. In American Samoa where an avi has a major contract to install an instructional television
system. Three transmitters are now on the air and a core of forty two and a B studio teachers TV supervisors directors and technical personnel are on the job. In this international showcase for instructional television in the Pacific. Through the end of the representative general assemblies of the European Broadcasting Union and its special meetings such as those concerned with programme exchange the legal aspects of international labor relations custom fees and copyright clearance. During the year the end may be at no expense the association. Of delegates at the International Conference on schools broadcasting at Tokyo and the UN conference on technical assistance to underdeveloped nations in Geneva. And your president was privileged to be part of a State Department negotiating team which established by national information centers to foster the exchange of educational television programs between Japan and America. Another area of accomplishment during this year was in the staging of several successful meetings.
To start of course the national convention in Milwaukee set a new mark for attendance with over 800 distance and forty eight booths in our industrial exhibits. Two self-supporting national conferences where I held a seminar in educational radio held in January in Chicago and a seminar instructional television held in Columbia Missouri and Mark. During the year the Washington staff. Has been vigilant on your behalf. Regarding various areas of legislative activity. These include reporting to you on developing situations in the progress of appropriations for the TV facilities act the extension of the National Defense Education Act and Title 7 as well as testifying at hearings advocating the temporary move all of excise taxes on all child receivers. We've represented your interest in a series of panels looking toward revision of the copyright law and have participated vigorously in cooperative efforts by educational groups to develop a common position and
approach to the problem of copyright revision in other matters. We have participated regularly in meetings of the JCB. Or web and may be now serves as the secretary. In activities of the educational media cons. including the establishment of the pioneering 14 volume educational media index. Joint Meetings of the Executive Committees of any B and D. Have resulted in the adoption of a plan for joint membership arrangements for individual members of the two organizations at the expiration of a plan to develop a common in certain technical developments or the journals of the respective organizations. To sum up I believe that the past year has been most successful and productive. And I document this assessment with this list of highlights. First a complete restructuring of the organization was authorized. Officers were chosen staff organized a whole mechanism set into
operation with all its parts working within a year. In government relations efforts with members support. Were carried out over a wide cross with positive results. Never before has anybody who worked so closely with the FCC staff and been accorded so much attention by the Commissioners. Never before has anybody attained such a level of recognition and respect in the educational community and government circles and across the seas. In terms of projects and grants. Two hundred eighty two thousand dollars were added to the five hundred twenty seven thousand dollars of projects and course at the start of the fiscal year. With all these projects and grants then a b is now handling a total annual budget of over half a million dollars. What's the general do's or con for only 15 percent. And the addition of divisional to use another 35 percent. And in many other areas.
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