ERIC Number: ED203874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Uses of Cable Television in Eight Midwestern Communities.
Gotsch, Constance M.
This study of midwestern cable television systems was designed to accomplish three purposes: (1) compare recommended administration and franchise provisions with actual administration and franchise provisions to see how these policies relate to the future development of educational channels; (2) determine how educators and cable managers work together to franchise and administer the channels; and (3) assess this working relationship as it relates to the Supreme Court decision in the FCC vs. Midwest Video Corporation case. The study was limited to a sample population of eight out of 22 midwestern cable systems with local educational channels. Data were gathered through personal interviews with system managers and educators using the systems, and their responses are summarized in three sections corresponding to the purposes of the study. Recommendations to educators and managers are concerned with their working relationships, channel development and expansion, assessment of community education needs, and teacher involvement in media production. Further study is recommended in the same areas, as well as the franchising process and the long-range relationship of the Midwest Video Decision to educational channel development. Descriptions of the systems studied are appended and fourteen references are listed. (LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: FCC v Midwest Video Corporation