The Weird, Weird History Of TLC

The history of TLC may blow your mind. posted on

1. In 1972, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and NASA started a television network meant to be an “informative/instructional network focused on providing real education through the medium of TV.”

3. In 1980 the network was privatized and became “The Learning Channel.”

5. They showed programs like these:

7. The channel concentrated on educational programming until the late ’90s when it started shifting focus.

8. Which brings us to today…

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Hot Buzz

    21 Simple One-Pot Pastas

    viral

    A Russian Lawmaker Just Ordered His Aide To Rape A Journalist On Live TV

    wtf
    Now Buzzing