Rep. John Dingell On The Importance Of Public Broadcasting
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Representative, John Dingell signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law on Nov. 7 1967
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Dingell meets with Washtenaw County arts advocates to discuss community involvement in the arts and public media in Southeast Michigan
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU
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Dingell with WEMU's Lynn Rivers
The architect of the Public Broadcasting Act, Rep. John Dingell spoke to WEMU advocates at the first State of the Station in 2013 on the importance of public broadcasting in the community.
John Dingell, who served a record 58 years in Congress, has announced he will be retiring after his current term. Among Dingell's many achievements in Congress, he helped sign the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law, which paved the way for the CPB, PBS and NPR.