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As of Jan. 1, 2011, Current became an editorially independent journalistic service of American University School of Communication, Washington, D.C. Current reported on the planned transfer in December 2010.
For most of the previous 30 years, Current had been managed financially by WNET, operator of New York pubTV stations WNET and WLIW.
Assistance from the Wyncote Foundation, based in Philadelphia, made it possible to make the transition to the university.
Current was founded in 1980 by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, the historic forerunner and a parent of both PBS and NPR. NAEB was to last only two years longer, however, and a publishing committee of public stations put up funds to resume publication under the aegis of WNET.
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