National Geographic : 1984 Oct
The newest building, 1600 M Street N.W., will enable us to experiment with and develop educational programming utilizing the laser disk, direct broadcasting, cable networks, and technologies not yet developed. We will be able to reach directly into members' homes and classrooms of the world with printed and broadcast material that is distinguished, as in the past, by high interest value and solid educational content. It is an exciting prospect, and especially so in light of the many challenges, essentially geographic in nature, that confront us- how to obtain clear skies and clear streams, protect wilderness and forests where genetic pools of life are safe, while still making progress in the increase of living standards for a rapidly, in places alarmingly, growing world population. Starting with the small but elegant Hubbard Memorial Hall (lower left) on a corner of our Washington complex, the Society has grown continuously over the years as it responded to the changing world. Now our headquarters is complete, our sails are trimmed, and our course is set with confidence.