“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
The First Lady can tell you how to get to Sesame Street
Sesame Street premiered on television sets across America on November 10, 1969. Since then, four First Ladies have been guests on the show.
This week is also the anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the act on November 7 of that year.
Happy birthday to the Muppets and minds that make Sesame Street!
Here’s Hilary Clinton with Big Bird and Rosita in 1993. Can you name the other 3 First Ladies (not including Abigail Bartlet) who have been guests on Sesame Street? What topics would you like to see First Ladies talk about on the show?