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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Adapted from website:] Fanous News

[Date:] 31 Tir 1398 [22 July 2019]


The Pioneers of Children’s Programme in Iran Were the Baha’is

Mohammad Sarshar, the director of the Children’s Network, spoke once again about the problems of the Children’s Network, including the lack of budget and the problem of broadcasting commercials.

Mohammad Sarshar, the director of the Children’s Network, regarding the background of the programming in the field of children said, “The television in Iran was launched in 1327 [1948/1949] by a Baha’i.” On the second day of the launch of the television, another Baha’i performed the first children’s programme. So the first people in Iran to start a [TV] programme for children were the Baha’is. After the consolidation of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s government, the responsibilities were divided and Farah Diba [the Pahlavi queen] took over the soft and gentle face of the government and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was in charge of the government.