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The Weird, Weird History Of TLC

The history of TLC may blow your mind.

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."

In 1980 the network was privatized and became "The Learning Channel."

They showed programs like these:

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

Which brings us to today...

To sum it all up:

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