A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters Page: 46
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The ratings of the four professional areas a® contri-
buting most effectively toward the preparetion of the tele-
vision director indicate the fesl.ing of the teleooster that
televieion is a synthesis of sound radio and the theater.
The legitimate theater is rated as the most desirable back*
ground with sound radio and the non-professional theater
rated equally and almost on a par with the eonmereial theater,
That motion picture direation was not included in this rating
is explained by two feotors: (1) notion picture directors
are tumilling to leave motion picture directing because of
eoonoaic reasons% and (2) If they were to turn to television
directing, they would have to re-train themselves in keeping
with soma of the limitation® of the television medioa, Tel ol-
easters In Texas feel that they will not have motion picture
directors as members of their staffs for quite some time,
1m suflimary, the tel©casters of Texas feel that colleges
and universities in Texas eould eontribute to the prepare*
tlon of students who seek entry into eomereial telecasting
activities, but they ere not sure that colleges will adopt
the proper approach to this training. They indicate that
at the present tine their most fruitful source of non~teeh~
nical employees is All radio, followed by other television,
stations* trade schools, the theater, and finally colleges*
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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/m1/51/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .