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Detroit Educational Television Foundation (Detroit, MI 48202-2701)
Jack Costello (Project Director: July 1976 to present)

The City of Man

The organization of an advisory board on the humanities consisting of humanists drawn from the faculties of local universities and related institutions. Board to have 3 principle functions: 1) the formulation of long range Humanities based goals for TV; 2) to encourage program proposals for TV production; 3) to evaluate such proposals and those which merit presentation to NEH for funding will be forwarded. The City of Man : a series of TV programs suggested by Lewis Mumford's most general thesis in The City in History: that the city, throughout human history, has been the principle source and guardian of the cultural experience of mankind. Western, Asian, African, and Pre-Columbian civilizations cities would be used as examples.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Media, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 6/30/1977