ERIC Number: ED118084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Programming as an Instrument for Community Involvement: Designing Topical Television Programs for Rural Adult Audiences. Satellite Technology Demonstration Technical Report No. 0503.
The overall objective of the Satellite Technology Demonstration (STD) was to test the feasibility of delivering television Programing via satellite to isolated, rural locations. Community members at various STD sites were surveyed to determine how they felt about a variety of topics which were planned for an adult evening series. Topics in education, consumer affairs, health, and environment proved to be of interest, and a series of 12 programs, 40 minutes each with a 19 minute local question-and-answer segment, was designed and broadcast to STD receivers located in local junior high schools. Audience reactions were positive, but it was concluded that more interest could be generated if programs were of more specific local interest. (EMH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiences, Communications Satellites, Community Education, Community Involvement, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Educational Television, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Public Television, Regional Programs, Rural Education, Surveys, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.