Public Broadcasting Laboratory
The Public Broadcasting Laboratory (PBL) was a television program broadcast in the United States, created on November 5, 1967 by National Educational Television (NET). The program was considered a live Sunday-night magazine program.
The Public Broadcasting Laboratory had the financial backing of the Ford Foundation which put over $292 million into educational television programs included the Public Broadcasting Laboratory. PBL featured a two-hour program of news and other features aired on Sunday evenings.
The executive director was Av Westin.
The initial PBL program featured African Americans with white-painted faces in a one-hour drama.