ERIC Number: ED066904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Cable Television in the Cities: Community Control, Public Access, and Minority Ownership.
Tate, Charles, Ed.
This report is aimed at urban groups, particularly minority groups, who want to participate in cable television (CATV) planning and ownership in their communities. The first section of the report describes the growth of CATV and the potential of CATV to help or hurt minority communities. Part two states "although this chapter focuses on participation by blacks much of the discussion is applicable to Puerto Rican, Indian and Chicano communities", and describes CATV technology, its possible urban applications and its financial viability. The next section describes the equipment needed to set up and operate a production studio and estimates the capital and operating costs. Part four highlights some typical municipal regulations of CATV and shows a model 13-page franchise agreement described as "an example of the type minority groups might seek". Part five describes minority business opportunities in CATV, and the final part of the report summarizes Federal Communications Commission regulations regarding CATV, lists groups concerned with promoting CATV, and describes major CATV research projects in the U.S. (MG)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Communications, Community Control, Community Involvement, Costs, Information Systems, Minority Groups, Online Systems, Urban Education, Urban Environment, Urban Renewal
The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($3.95)
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Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.