"The San Francisco public schools had asked for a series on sex education. One Board member, Shirley Temple Black, said that her friends felt that this was a terrible thing to do. So we held an informational screening for the Board. Shirley Temple Black looked at the films and turned to me and said, 'You're doing the right thing. You ought to run these.'"
About This Interview
In his four-and-a-half-hour Archive interview, James Day (1918-2008) describes his early career years as the general manager of San Francisco's public television station KQED. He covers many topics including working with Fred Friendly, the series Newspaper of the Air, The Public Broadcasting Laboratory, The Great American Dream Machine and An American Family. Day discusses Kaleidoscope, an interview program he hosted for 15 years. He recounts becoming the president of National Educational Television and helping guide PBS into a fully operational organization. He outlines his later career as a professor, a consultant, and author of the book "The Vanishing Vision." Dr. Ralph Engelman conducted the interview on April 27, 1998 in New York, NY.