ERIC Number: ED238405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Community Cable for and by Children: An ACT Handbook.
Describing community cable as television's best chance at zeroing in on the needs and interests of a specific local audience, as well as a fertile environment for breeding a new variety of children's television, this handbook discusses the potential of and issues and factors involved in local programming. Topics addressed are why community cable is important; ways of setting up community cable services, e.g., local, educational, government, religious, and leased access, and local origination; negotiating with a cable system for community use channel space; kinds of children's programming that can be fostered by commmunity cable, i.e., shows for, by, and about young people; how to get involved; what's in it for young people; serving special audiences; what's in it for the cable company; building community support; and avoiding the pitfalls. Quotations from individuals involved in community programming highlight each topic, and local programs currently produced in a number of communities are briefly described. Ways in which local citizens can promote community cable are suggested for three major groups: parents, teachers, and community leaders; the cable company; and local businesses and organizations. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Action for Children's Television, Newtonville, MA.