“At its best, public television would help make our Nation a replica of the old Greek marketplace, where public affairs took place in view of all the citizens.”

-President Lyndon B. Johnson

On this day in 1967, LBJ signed the Public Broadcasting Act (S.1160).

Photo: President Lyndon B. Johnson delivering remarks prior to the signing in the East Room of the White House.  November 7, 1967.

Read the full remarks at the American Presidency Project.

-from the LBJ Library

Oh my god, Public Television didn’t exist until I was in first grade???

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