A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters Page: 35
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television stations, then trade schools, oolleges, and the
theatre. That four of the six television operations are under
tft® management of corresponding .AM radio operations night
explain the feet that AM radio lias furnished the greatest
number of television employees. Station# KBTV end KEEL are
independent of JIM radio operations, yet KBTf drew most of
its employees froa JH radio, and KUL indioated that AM radio
was its seoond most important souree of personnel.
Trade schools war© listed above soilages as supplying
trained people for oommeroial teleeasting. Teleeasters be-
list® that ths natura of the trade sehool explains this
situation, in that trade schools tend to work more <Sireotly
toward preparing students for skills aeeess&ry for voeatloa&l
aetivities, and are faster to aet on the needs of industry
than are eolleges*^ The eomsereial teleeasters did indicate,
however, that they favored eollege trained people over trade
sehool graduates, ill interviewees stated that a degree from
a eollege was an important asset, and that they would favor
a master*s degree over a baehelor*s degree* They did state
that this degree should be one that was given as a result of
study in fields that were in line with the training needed
for competence in television aotivlties.
The interviewees were in agreement that theatrieal
training would help in preparing one for performing in front
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Helton, William Bernard. A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130211/m1/40/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .