The Wisconsin Public Television Advisory Question, also known as the Educational TV Question was an advisory question on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.
This question sought Wisconsin voter opinion about whether to have a state-owned, tax-supported statewide TV station (WHA-TV).
| Question 2|
|Yes|| 308,385|| 30.67%|
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1956
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"Shall the state of Wisconsin provide a tax-supported state-wide noncommercial educational television network?"
Path to the ballot
- The referendum was placed on the ballot under through AJR 74 and JR 66 of 1953.
- The question was put to the voters to fund WHA-TV six months after the station began a pilot test in Madison with the help of the University of Wisconsin.
- The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958
- Robert J. Riordan, "Noncommercial TV Aimed at Small Audience," The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 24, 1954
- "Educational TV" The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 26, 1954
- "Educational TV Puzzle: How Good Will It Be?" The Milwaukee Journal, October 22, 1954
- Explanation of the Amendments by the Milwaukee County Board of Election Commissioners, The Milwaukee Journal, Nov. 1, 1954
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012
- ↑ "Notice of Referendum and General Election: November 2, 1954," The Milwaukee Journal, Nov. 1, 1954
- ↑ Robert J. Riordan, "Noncommercial TV Aimed at Small Audience," The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 24, 1954
- ↑ "Educational TV" The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 26, 1954