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Good News in History, May 25

65 years ago today, the first public television station in the U.S. officially began broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, May 25

65 years ago today, the first public television station in the U.S. officially began broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston in Texas. Established by Dr. John C. Schwarzwalder, a professor in the Radio-Television Department, it was the first station to broadcast under an educational non-profit license in the country. As an NET member station (National Educational Television), which eventually merged into PBS, the station offered televised college credit classes. Running 15 hours weekly, most courses aired at night to serve students who worked during the day. (1953)