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About Network Knowledge

This Springfield public tv station began broadcasting in 1985 and is licensed to the West Central Illinois Educational Telecommunications Corporation. Located elsewhere within these pages you will find our mission statement available for your information, as well as the mission statement of PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service.

This station is one of 346 public television affiliates in the United States. Of the 172 licensees for PBS member stations, 22 are state licensees, 56 are university licensees, 83 are community licensees, and 11 are considered local authorities. We are a community licensed, viewer supported, public television station.

Read more on our history here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Knowledge

Mission Statement

A Safe Place For Your Children to Watch Television

SERVING ALL OF WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS WITH THE FINEST IN EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING.

Our mission is:

"To collaborate with people and enterprises in the communities we serve to bring quality programs, learning opportunities and economic development to our region."

Our vision is:

"To be broadly recognized for excellence in Public Television."

Goals:

The Network Knowledge Board of Directors has defined four goals to guide our fulfillment of that mission:

Excellence in Programming
Community Involvement
Enhance Recognition
Financial Viability

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