A museum corner dedicated to the heads of the First Channel (Public TV of Armenia) opened at the Armenian Public Television, where the pictures of the heads of the 65-year-old TV Company are displayed.
The First Channel has launched a series of events to mark the 65-th anniversary of its founding. With this initiative, the management of the TV Company pays tribute to the people who created and developed Armenian television.
CEOs of different years or their heirs attended the event. The museum corner also shows the transformation of the First Channel logos.
“On the eve of its 65-th anniversary, the Armenian Public Television has a five-year development program, which consists of a number of points. It is very important to return the rich archive of the Public Television to the public within the framework of 65-th anniversary. We plan to have a channel where people can watch the history of Public TV before the main celebrations of the 65-th anniversary, as it is not only the history of the TV Company, but also the history of our country,” says Hovhannes Movsisyan, Executive Director of the Public Television.
“It is very nice to see this wall. If it were easy to be a director, I think there would be more, there are 15 names in 65 years. It is a hard and responsible work,” says Ara Shirinyan, Chairman of the Public Broadcaster Council.
“I happened to work during the hardest time, the energy crisis started, it was a wartime. My biggest struggle at the time was being able to keep the frequency at 45 hertz so that the image would not float so people could work here. I have seen the heroism of people walking up and down from the center of the city to work here,” says Tigran Hakobyan, Chairman of the Television and Radio Commission.
“John Kirakosian worked for 3 years, but left his mark on Public TV,” says Nune Kirakosian, John Kirakosian’s daughter.