History of Educational Television In American Samoa

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You'll find a lot of interesting information about the Educational Television Experiment and the people that conceived, built, and managed the system.  Click here to see all articles. Master Control Center This image is the cover of one of the many books created for the Educational Television experiment.  Click here to see ...
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globe showing south pacific
Samoa:  America’s Shame in the South Seas By Clarence W. Hall Reader's Digest, July 1961 Last March in Pago Pago, in the lushly beautiful South Pacific islands of American Samoa, I ran into an angry man from Minneapolis.  We met in an island trader’s store, formerly the inn where Somerset ...
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Planning the New System
Webmaster Note:  I'm not sure when this document was written.  It was passed to me by Perry King in a format that looked like very old standard typewriter.  But, in all honesty, the contents can probably be applied to nearly any time period, including current. Notes on the Problems and ...
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History of ETV
The real story might be the wonderful dedication of the ETV people and fond memories of their time in American Samoa. It is more than 50 years since the project started and many of those involved still share great stories and consider their time in American Samoa "the good old ...
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Educational Television in American Samoa - Introduction
Educational Television in American Samoa ETV from 1962 - 1978 Research report compiled by: Kathy Gordon Cox Educational Research / Cultural Heritage American Samoa Historic Preservation Office Pago Pago,  American Samoa Forward This is a small contribution towards the initial establishment of a time line of events and personnel around ...
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Consolidated School, Nua
1962: The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30th. 1962 Annual Report, H. Rex Lee (Dem) U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Planning went forward for the construction of 22 consolidated elementary schools with the materials and supervision to be ...
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Producer director working with teacher
1964 Oct. 05 – KVZK-TV Center in Utulei is officially opened; beams first educational program. The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30th.   1964 Annual Report, Rex Lee (Dem) U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Chapter III Education Approaching E-TV ...
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Instructional Resource Center
1965: The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30th.   1965 Annual Report, H. Rex Lee (Dem) U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Television teachers recording lesson programs for later broadcast at the Kirwan Educational Television Center, Utulei.  Lessons are prerecorded ...
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Transmitter Control
1966: The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30th.   1966 Annual Report, H. Rex Lee (Dem) U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Fiscal year 1966 was the second year of operation for American Samoa’s bold new instructional television system. It ...
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TV in class
1967: The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30th 1967 Annual Report, H. Rex Lee (Dem) U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Text from the 1967 Education section of the Governor’s Report is included below.  There is a great deal ...
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