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Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered.  These are just a few of the programs that have entertained and informed because of the Public Broadcasting Act that was signed into law in 1967.  Today, we mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark legisation by reflecting, and looking ahead, with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. 


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.