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ERIC Number: ED065745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 124
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A Feasibility Study of Cable Television Utilization for Community Development in Central Appalachia.
Marchese, Lamar Vincent
It was the purpose of this study to examine and evaluate the feasibility of involving cable television systems in central Appalachia with efforts toward rural community development. A variety of research procedures were employed, including a questionnaire on community needs, a telephone survey of cable facilities, a mail survey of programming sources, and on-site visitations with both community development and cable television personnel. The most salient conclusions of the study are that (1) Local origination of public service program via cable is technically and economically feasible and does serve the interest of community development; (2) Emphasis in such local programming should be primarily on local events and activities; (3) Community Involvement is a necessary element of cable television usage for community development; (4) Citizen's communications councils should be formed to oversee local programming; and (5) The use of low-cost, one-half inch videotape equipment is feasible for cable casting. To pursue further research and demonstration of the public usages of cable television in Appalachia, a multi-state, multi-purpose cable television development center is recommended. (Author)
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Tennessee; Virginia