Public Broadcasting Turns 50!

Nov 7, 2017

Today, public broadcasting in America turns 50, and Public Radio Tulsa joins America in saluting this national treasure. In signing the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967, President Johnson expressed the hope that one day, public television and radio stations would satisfy “America’s appetite for excellence” and “enrich man’s spirit.” 

The Public Broadcasting Act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which serves as the linchpin of a unique public-private partnership that today sustains nearly 1,500 local public television and radio stations across the country. 

Today’s public media offers a rare space for award-winning content, from trusted children’s programming to in-depth public affairs, science, history, performing arts, and culture. Fifty years of public broadcasting is something we can take pride in, and it would not be possible without the public’s support.  

YOUR support makes public broadcasting and Public Radio Tulsa possible. Thank you for your continued commitment to public radio, journalism, culture, and civil discourse. During the 2017 Fall Fund Drive, PRT supporters came together to exceed the goal and donate more than $242,000.  Celebrate With Your Support Now