Interview with Leonard Press

  • Identifier1977 OH 011
  • Date3/11/1977
  • InterviewerFraas, Elizabeth (Libby)
  • IntervieweePress, Leonard
  • DescriptionFrom 1952-58 Mr Leonard Press was program supervisor of the University of Kentucky broadcasting service and from 1958-63 he was head of the Department of Radio, Television, and Films. Since 1963 Mr. Press has been Executive Director of Kentucky Education Television Network.
  • LocationLexington, KY
  • Time Summary1-5 Introduction
    22-28 First recollection of Martin
    28-43 Attitudes of Chandler administration to a state educational network
    43-54 Development of Educational Televisiont (EVT) network in Kentucky
    54-66 Dr. Martin as early supporter of ETV
    66-80 Reflections on first proposal for state ETV network
    81-111 Dr. Martin's contributions as a member of Kentucky Educational Television KET Advisory board
    111-124 Procuring funds for KET
    124-154 Reaction to cutting of funds to KET in 1964
    154-190 Lobbying for KET funding
    190-225 Dr. Martin builds first campus TV studio
    225-251 Competition between UK and regional universities
    251-274 Dr. Martin's ideas for KET
    274-324 History of higher education "consortium" for development of televised college courses
    324-357 Relationship between universities and KET and the use of KET by universities
    357-372 Production of courses at universities
    372-401 Impressions of Dr. Martin's academic interests
    401-433 Dr. Martin's active participation in KET and education related issues
    433-464 How Martin expressed opposition to specific proposals
    464-483 Martin's relationship with Kentucky governors
    484-506 Relationship between politics and education in Kentucky
    506-517 Personal relationship with Dr. Martin
    517-545 Assessment of Martin's role in KET
    545-555 Personal anecdote
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


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