ERIC Number: ED088486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Cable Television: A Handbook For Decision-Making.
Baer, Walter S.
Basic information about cable television (CATV) and significant related issues is presented. The book is designed to serve both as a college text for communications students and as a reference and guide for government officials, educators, and other citizens. The individual chapters deal with the following topics: 1) an introduction to cable television; 2) cable technology; 3) the economics of cable; 4) ownership options; 5) planning cable systems; 6) franchising; 7) local responsibilities; 8) public access; 9) public services on cable; and 10) the future of CATV. A series of appendixes provides a glossary information about television markets and CATV systems, and financial models of three cable television systems. (PB)
Descriptors: Books, Cable Television, Certification, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Involvement, Economic Factors, Planning, Political Issues, Public Policy, Technology, Telecommunications
Crane, Russak & Company, Inc., 347 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($11.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.