Recommendations to the Carnegie Commission
Journal of library automation
Copyright (c) 1978 Library Information and Technology Association
Abstract: In December 1977 the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting asked a number of organizations, including ALA, to submit their views on public broadcasting. The commission, an independent, nongovernmental panel funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, was created to investigate and make recommendations on the future course of public broadcasting in the United States. The ALA statement, submitted in March 1978, was prepared by Harold Wigren, telecommunications consultant and ALA member. It is partially based on an earlier ALA statement on telecommunications submitted to the House Communications Subcommittee. That statement, prepared with the assistance of several LITA members, was published in the June 1978 issue of JOLA. The Carnegie Commission plans to issue its report on public broadcasting early in 1979, in time to be considered by the House Communications Subcommittee in its deliberations on revision of the Communications Act.