The premiere of WNET Channel 13 in New York City as an educational TV outlet. Guests include Edward R. Murrow.
Tonight's program marks the first telecast of New York's newest station, WNDT. Edward R. Murrow, director of the United States Information Agency, acts as Master Of Ceremonies. Newton N. Minow, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Dr. Samuel D. Gould, the president of Educational Broadcasting Corporation (owners of WNDT), speak briefly.
Featured in the telecast, which will last until approximately 11:15 P.M. are the following:
Excerpts from upcoming programs including "Metropolitan Wonderland," "Russian For Beginners," "Books for Our Time," "Casals Master Class," and "Albert Camus."
A live 10-minute version of "World At Ten," a program of news commentary.
A film of children's paintings in New York.
Ending the program is an 83-minute film produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, "Television in The World." This is a survey of television in 24 countries, reporting on its use, development, and impact.