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Presidents Memo

By D Magazine |

Happy New Year! 1987 was a year in which we improved the programming on Channel 13 and 90.1. and in 1988, we at KERA plan to bring you even better TV and radio fare. A glance at the program highlights for Channel 13 and 90.1 this month will demonstrate what I mean.

One of the most exciting and interesting offerings of the new season on Channel 13 is Television, hosted by journalist Edwin Newman. This new eight-part series is the first in-depth look at the institution of television from its early days to the present, when the medium has come to dominate how we get our news, entertain ourselves, educate our children, and choose our leaders. Television is destined to become a landmark in our medium’s history, and we are proud to bring it to you on Channel 13.

We’re also proud to bring you two KERA productions this month as part of our new season, including the encore of The West of the Imagination, the award-winning, critically acclaimed six-part look at the American West that premiered on PBS in September 1986. January’s new KERA production is Juvenile Injustice, a revealing close-up look at how our society deals with the growing number of minors who commit criminal acts.

On the subject of KERA productions, Channel 13 and 90.1 were honored late last year with five Katie Awards from the Dallas Press Club. Channel 13 received Katies for best specialty reporting and documentary photography, while 90.1 dominated the radio awards with Katies for best feature story, sports story, and general news story. The productions that were honored were made possible by you, and I hope you share our pride.

Best wishes,

Richard J. Meyer