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 The series is good educational television, comparable to the best of PBS. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2021 Later in 1977, he was named chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, taking charge of a federal agency that supported projects ranging from the development of new encyclopedias to the release of educational television series. Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2021 That’s what passed for educational television in the late 1940s. Ingrid Ockert, Scientific American, 3 Sep. 2020 While state law requires a certain amount of instructional minutes each day, which varies by grade level, that can include both live and independent learning, including online videos, educational television programs, and other assignments. Jill Tucker, SFChronicle.com, 14 Aug. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 4 Aug. 2021.

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