ERIC Number: ED088487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Wired Island: The First Two Years of Public Access To Cable Television In Manhattan.
A review is presented of the first two years of free public access programing on New York City's cable television (CATV) systems. The report provides some background information on franchising, public access to CATV in New York City, and Federal Communications Commission regulations. It also deals with the public access programing developed; it includes statistics on access and users, and information concerning funding, the cable operators, and studio and equipment facilities made available to the public. A variety of problems related to public access are treated, including censorship, liability, labor unions, technical quality, production costs, equipment, and audience responsiveness. A section discusses CATV's relationship with the city government and the chapter following presents a series of conclusions and recommendations relating to audience development, making equipment available to users, funding public access, program quality, program information, subdistricting, and live origination. (PB)
Descriptors: Audiences, Cable Television, Censorship, Community Involvement, Costs, Financial Support, Government Role, Legal Responsibility, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Public Television, Unions, Use Studies, Video Equipment
Fund for the City of New York, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fund for the City of New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)