educational television

noun

Definition of educational television

1 : television that provides instruction especially for students
2 : public television

Examples of educational television in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tontitown Hearing just peachy Some 50 years ago, the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications held a hearing to decide on the amount of funding for educational television. Arkansas Online, "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Who's laughing now; New football coach; Hearing just peachy," 10 Dec. 2019 His brand of educational television paved the way for a genre of reality TV centered around what would otherwise be mundane tasks. New York Times, "‘This Old House’ Turns 40," 5 July 2019 But Sesame Ventures, the VC arm of the non-profit Sesame Workshop, which produces the long-running educational television show Sesame Street, is betting on the future of teaching kids to build new tech products—even the next Snapchat. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "Sesame Street Venture Fund Invests in Start-Ups Teaching Kids to Code—and More," 11 June 2018 Even the most educational television shows on virtually all networks are predominantly animated because cartoon characters are easier to turn into merchandise than actual people. Ron Hart, Billboard, "'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' at 50: Collaborators & Children's Singers Talk About His Musical Impact," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of educational television

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Educational television.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educational%20television. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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