KUT's Founder Bob Schenkkan Has Passed Away
Schenkkan died yesterday afternoon. His hard work and fierce determination played a key role in public broadcasting as we know it today. In the mid 1950s Schenkkan was a professor of Radio Television and Film at UT Austin’s School of Communications. He was also a driving force in the creation of public TV station KLRU. Schenkkan's efforts also led to the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. No funeral arrangements have been announced yet.