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Inaccurate Information[edit]

After some questioning online about the PBS start date here not really being supported by the famous 'Mister Rogers Testimony', someone helpfully directed me to the CPB timeline page (https://www.cpb.org/aboutcpb/history-timeline).

This pretty much debunks the 1970's start dates listed in the article, with a start date for PBS of November 3rd 1969, and Sesame Street starting Production November 10th of 1969.

Moreover while Hartford Gunn Jr was the first President of PBS, it and the CPB were founded by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1986/01/03/first-pbs-president-hartford-gunn-jr-dies/437c5212-dc2e-45d8-a713-da8f38ab877a/?utm_term=.72067ca92097

If this was a simple edit, I would go ahead and kick this in, but this appears to me to indicate this article may need a thorough fact check all the way through. Jonnan (talk) 00:31, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

November 3, 1969, was the date PBS was incorporated, as seen in its charter, which is linked in the seventh reference. Meanwhile the start of operations was October 5, 1970. The founding date in the infobox was wrong and not consistent with the sources in the article. Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed it. oknazevad (talk) 04:24, 23 February 2018 (UTC)