October 6, 2023 | October 6, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On October 6th of that year, while testifying before a state house committee investigating Polk State Hospital, hospital superintendent Dr. William McCulelland defended his use of playpens to restrain some patients.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated history series Chronicles. The new season begins Thursday October 26 on WQLN PBS and on our TV app - Passport.