Oral history interview with Joan Ganz Cooney 1998

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Oral history interview with Joan Ganz Cooney 1998

 

 

Name:
Cooney, Joan Ganz (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Joan Ganz Cooney 1998
Abstract:
Early childhood and education: Phoenix, Arizona; influence of parochial schooling on philanthropic values; Dominican College of San Rafael, University of Arizona at Tucson, degree in early childhood education; desire to work in television, move to New York City: publicity work for soap operas and U.S. Steel Corporation; volunteer for Partisan Review; work for Public Broadcasting Service [PBS] Chan nel Thirteen: producer of cultural and political debates; work for weekly show Court of Reason; U.S. policy on Cuba, civil rights, communism, education for young children, documentaries, winning Emmy for documentary Poverty, Anti-Poverty and the Poor; funding problems at Channel Thirteen; interest in potential power of educational and public television; research on affective versus cognitive learning styles and impact on creation of television shows for children; colleagueship with Lloyd Morrisett; Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie] funding of 1966 three-month study of cognitive development, influence of psychologist Samuel Rabinowitz's research on how infants learn through sight; Children's Television Workshop: Sesame Street proposal, support from government, positive reception from Carnegie and the Ford Foundation, role of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in targeting middle-class and disadvantaged children, efforts to gain nationwide audience; work with Jim Henson with puppets and Joe Raposo with music, status as semi-autonomous arm of National Educational Television; influence of Head Start, work with Educational Testing Service on curriculum; changing standards in television; creation of Non-Broadcast Materials Division for income, end of government monetary support in early eighties, expansion of programs to other countries.
Collection Name:
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Subjects:
Executives--United States; Public television--United States; Television in education; Television in preschool education; Television and children; Cooney, Joan Ganz; Children's Television Workshop; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Sesame Street (Television program)
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Origin Information:
1998
Physical Description:
80 pages
Note (Biographical):
President, Children's Television Workshop.
Note (Funding):
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Note:
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.; Interviewed by Sharon Zane, Jan. 14, April 9, and July 13, 1998.; Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Note (Provenance):
Gift of: Joan Ganz Cooney
Language:
English
Library Location:
Oral History Archives at Columbia, Columbia University
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-09yk-5617