ERIC Number: ED073704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Crossed Wires; Cable Television in New Jersey.
Center for Analysis of Public Issues, Princeton, NJ.
Cable television (CATV) in New Jersey has been almost nonexistent: Because of the state's proximity to the major cities of New York and Philadelphia, there has been a scarcity of New Jersey-oriented news and public affairs programing. Cable television access, it is suggested, could fill this information gap in New Jersey if the state government would begin to apply informed conceptions of the public interest when granting franchises for cable television operations. This report comprehensively discusses all the aspects of cable television franchising as they pertain to the New Jersey situation. The report recommends statutory reform of the ground rules for CATV development, jurisdictional control of cable operations by the Public Utilities Commission, and the formation of a new Office of Cable Communications. (MC)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Citizen Participation, City Officials, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Local Government, Mass Media, Municipalities, Public Policy, State Agencies, State Government, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Television
The Center for Analysis of Public Issues, 92A Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (no price quoted)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Analysis of Public Issues, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey