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2:36 - First meeting Dr. Martin

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Partial Transcript: Do you recall anything about your first meeting with Dr. Martin?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press recalls any first meeting with Dr. Martin before his time on the advisory board at KET.

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Subjects: Kentucky Educational Television

3:13 - Governors reaction to state educational network

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Partial Transcript: Dr. Martin was superintendent of public instruction under Governor Chandler from 1955 until 1959, could you comment on the attitude of the Chandler administration toward an educational network in Kentucky?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press comments on the Chandler administrations attitude towards a state educational network, and talks about the timing in creating such a network during the Combs administration.

Keywords: governor; headline; legislature

Subjects: Albert B. "Happy" Chandler Bert Combs

6:24 - Dr. Martin as early supporter of ETV

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Partial Transcript: Dr. Martin served as finance commissioner in Governor Combs first year in office, did you have any dealings with Dr. Martin then or anything that you would call a relationship to study an educational network?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press recalls that although he had yet to meet Dr. Martin, he was already in support of new technologies for education.

Keywords: finance commissioner

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7:56 - First proposal for state ETV network

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Partial Transcript: When KET was first suggested to the legislature in 1960, what were some of the original proposals for the network, specifically in relationship to institutions of higher education?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press recounts the first proposal process for an ETV in 1960, and discusses they ways the program was able to secure early funding.

Keywords: integral; legislation; universities

Subjects: Kentucky Educational Television

9:26 - Dr. Martin on the KET Advisory Board

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Partial Transcript: You mentioned that Dr. Martin was appointed to the KET board in 1962, as I understand it he and Dr. Lyman Ginger were added on to the original three men board by Gov. Combs... no, that's not true? Okay, could you explain how he was added?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press explains how Dr. Martin was appointed to the KET Advisory Board, and describes Dr. Martin's "invaluable" time on the board.

Keywords: appointed; budget; Council of Public Higher Education; fiscal; reaction; subjective

Subjects: Dr. Lyman Ginger Kentucky Advisory Board

12:55 - Securing funds for KET

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Partial Transcript: Can you recall any specific instances where Dr. Martin's, as you said, his financial acumen, assisted KET in any way, perhaps as in helping to secure funds?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press recalls Dr. Martin's role in fiscal management for KET, and briefly discusses the process in which KET received early funding.

Keywords: budget; finance; fiscal

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14:24 - Cutting of funds in 1964

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Partial Transcript: In 1964 the state legislature failed to appropriate funds to get KET started, what was your reaction to this setback, and perhaps the reaction of other members of the board?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press discusses the initial setbacks for KET, and talks about the moment he found out the General Assembly had cut three-million dollars at the last minute meant for KET.

Keywords: bonds; budget

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17:39 - Lobbying efforts for KET

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Partial Transcript: During that inter-period between '64 and when the legislature met again in '66, did you, or can you recall, any projects which Dr. Martin undertook to try to get money appropriated in the 1966 legislation session?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press recalls efforts made to procure funding for KET, mentioning that the whole board was meeting with a legislator or governor to make it happen.

Keywords: governors; lobbying; meeting

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19:10 - Teachers role in securing funding

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Partial Transcript: In 1966, KET was funded. Why the change, why the reversal?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press discusses the importance of state educators in helping gain support for KET and the role of Governor Breathitt in helping form the network. He also details Dr. Martin's construction of the first campus TV studio.

Keywords: educators; teachers; university presidents

Subjects: Edward Breathitt

25:14 - Competition between state colleges

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Partial Transcript: You mention that Dr. Martin liked to be first, at least he was first in building a TV studio, did you sense any competition between Dr. Martin and the other university presidents, either the regional universities and the University of Kentucky?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press describes Dr. Martin's work to ensure KET was equal access for all regional universities and the subtle rivalry felt on the board.

Keywords: regional colleges; rivalry; spokesman

Subjects: Dr. Jack Oswald University of Kentucky

27:50 - Dr. Martin's ideas for KET and use by universities

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Partial Transcript: How did Dr. Martin feel that KET would improve education at all levels, but especially at the higher levels, you mentioned that teacher education was one primary function that the educational network was providing assistance in. What do you think was his idea of how KET should be used?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press recalls Dr. Martin's leading efforts in developing televised college courses and managing relations with KET and other universities. He later discusses the intensive use of KET programming by state universities and the leading role Eastern took in creating such courses.

Keywords: consortium; courses; funding; university presidents

Subjects: Appalachian Satellite Project Council of Public Higher Education Teacher Education

39:10 - Impression of Dr. Martin's academic interest

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Partial Transcript: Dr. Martin has sometimes been criticized for putting buildings and construction ahead of academic quality, do you have any comments at all on that criticism?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press discusses Dr. Martin's interest in creating quality programs for universities, and talks about Dr. Martin's endless questions in terms of programming.

Keywords: educator; faculty; intense; quality

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41:43 - Dr. Martin's role at SREB

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Partial Transcript: Dr. Martin served on the Southern Regional Educational Board and also on the advisory for instructional television on that board, could you comment on his role at all?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press recalls some details about Dr. Martin's time on the Southern Regional Educational Board and their brief collaboration on a program.

Keywords: campaign; funding; program

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44:17 - Dr. Martin's opinions on the board

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Partial Transcript: When Dr. Martin served as a board member, do you recall any specific proposals he either strongly supported or strongly opposed during the course of a meeting?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press recounts Dr. Martin's strong opinions while on the council, and describes his diplomatic manner in expressing his opposition to proposals.

Keywords: diplomatic; humor; persuasive

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46:54 - Dr. Martin's relationship with governors

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Partial Transcript: Looking back over the fourteen years Dr. Martin was a board member, would you comment on his relationship with the five governors of Kentucky at that time?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press describes his impression of Dr. Martin's influence on the council and dismisses the role of governors with the council

Keywords: aside; chairman; influence

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48:24 - Politics and education in Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Could you comment on the relationship between politics and education in Kentucky?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press describes the "inseparable" nature of politics and education, and discusses Dr. Martin's own opinion on the subject. He also talks about Dr. Martin's own political nature while university president.

Keywords: inseparable; involvement; public funding

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50:18 - Relationship with Dr. Martin

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Partial Transcript: Do you recall and personal stories or anecdotes about Dr. Martin?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Press briefly comments on his formal relationship with Dr. Martin.

Keywords: contact; formal; meetings

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