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James Day (December 22, 1918 – April 24, 2008) was an American public television station and network executive and on-air interviewer, and professor of television broadcasting at Brooklyn College. Day was a co-founder, and the founding president and general manager, of pioneer San Francisco public television station KQED, and in 1969 became the final president of National Educational Television (NET) before it closed operations in 1970, making way for its successor, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Day then became general manager of NET's now-former flagship, New York PBS member station WNET. Day was an original PBS board member, and was also a founding board member of the Children's Television Workshop, creators and producers of Sesame Street, which quickly became a "flagship" children's program for public television. Day was born in Alameda, California and died in New York City.
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Born: 1918, Alameda
Died: 2008, New York City

Alternate Names: Day, James, 1918-2008, Day, James, 1918-...., Day, James (journalist)
Occupation(s): journalist, director
Employer(s): KQED, National Educational Television, Brooklyn College, Radio Free Asia, NBC
Associated Place(s): Japan, United States