ERIC Number: ED130371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Broadcasting and Cable Television: Policies for Diversity and Change; A Statement on National Policy.
Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.
This statement, prompted by an increasing awareness of the critical role played by the electronic media in determining the shape of the economy and the society, makes several recommendations: research, analysis, and experimentation during a period of changing economic and regulatory policies; gradual diminishing of government regulation and increase of competition among technologies; establishment of goals and specific objectives to determine the media's place in a national communications system and to provide the public with a yardstick for measuring performance; and the requirement for greater public participation in shaping the communications system. Contents are organized under the following topics: introduction and summary of recommendations, the public responsibilities of commercial broadcasting, a policy for public broadcasting, the potential of cable, and organizing for change. Also included are memoranda of comment, reservation, or dissent; appendixes (a brief regulatory history of cable television and a table charting the cable regulations in the states); and the objectives of the committee for economic development. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.