1985 -

CPB begins aid to the Public Television Outreach Alliance, a station-led effort to create programs and outreach materials that deal with “pressing social issues of interest to many or all segments of American society,” according to CPB’s annual report. Kentucky Educational Television led the alliance with KCTS in Seattle, WQED in Pittsburgh, Nebraska’s NET and WETA in Washington, D.C. In 1986, the alliance mounted “Generation at Risk,” a follow-up campaign to The Chemical People, a 1983 limited series about drug and alcohol abuse.