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ERIC Number: ED119247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Cable Television, Public Access, and the Speech Teacher.
Sedano, Michael V.
The nation's communication system of the 1980s--being developed now--will be dominated by a cable television (CTV) and public access to mass communication channels, promising a tremendous enlargement of the country's communication potential, will be a reality. At present, however, the Federal Communication Commission's operational definition of the term "public access" is limited to the single act of opening a channel at the head end of all CTV systems. A rich future of creative human interactions through enlarged channel activity is possible only if there are human receivers in the system and if a portion of the public is skilled in producing quality video programing material. The education industry, especially teachers and civil liberations, must play a major role in defining public access. Educators and others can influence the wiring of new cable systems and speech teachers can increase their students' familiarity with video equipment and with ways to use it to communicate. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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