ERIC Number: ED077204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Cable Television: Notebook Number Five.
Notebook, n5 Jun1973
Cable television has been introduced to the public as a revolutionary development in communications, but its history, evolving structure, and present operation indicate otherwise. A few large industrial conglomerates have come to dominate the field of cable television and studies by private institutions and the regulatory activities of the Federal Communications Commission have further encouraged corporate rather than public control of the medium. Cable has thus come to be regarded as a technical instrument capable of generating financial profits, rather than as a social instrument which can be used for the public welfare. Unless the public becomes aware of and reverses these trends, public access to the reception and transmission of information will remain limited, and community control and local origination of programing will be impossible. (PB)
Descriptors: Bulletins, Cable Television, Citizen Participation, Community Control, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Sources, Public Policy, Telecommunications
The Network Project, 102 Earl Hall, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.10027 ($10.00 year/individuals; $25.00 year/institutions)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Network Project.