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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