NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 152

150 The boom dropped on Black Journal in Fall 1972, when the Corporation for Public Broadcasting did not include the program on a list for future funding. The program, like many of its counterparts, was the victim of the Nixon administration’s opposition to educational television. The President targeted what he termed the liberal bias and cultural elitism of the public broadcasting establishment, and was determined to exert increasing government control over the system. “The White House wa