ERIC Number: ED089706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Public Access Channels: The New York Experience.
Morris, Charles R.; And Others
A description is provided of the New York City cable television (CATV) project carried out by the Center for Analysis of Public Issues for the Fund for the City of New York. The purpose of the project was to analyze and, if possible, to determine in the light of direct experience what might be done to encourage the development of public access television; i.e., CATV channels allocated for use by the public. The first chapter of the report provides some background on cable in New York City and reviews the project's work in education, research, advocacy and programing. The next two chapters deal, respectively, with costs and examples of programing generated by the public. Chapter IV reports on the Center's production experiences, Chapter V on municipal uses of the channels, and Chapter VI on city, state and Federal regulations and related topics such as liability, censorship, and the common carrier status of CATV channels. The conclusions reached are that broadly-based usage will occur only if greater audience penetration is achieved, if viewers adopt interactive rather than passive attitudes toward CATV, and if better technical equipment and financing are obtained. (PC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the City of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Analysis of Public Issues, New York, NY. CATV Project.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)