James Armsey, 90, behind the scenes public broadcasting pioneer

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From The New York Times James W. Armsey, a former Ford Foundation executive who directed more than $350 million in grants to universities in the 1960s while prompting the foundation to deny grants to segregated universities, died on Nov. 2 at his home in Urbana, Ill. He was 90. From 1956 through 1975, Mr. Armsey…

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