Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television

Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television

by Patrick R. Parsons
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592132871

ISBN-13: 9781592132874

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Temple University Press

Blue Skies is the first complete history of cable television, the most influential technology affecting the lives of almost every American.  Author Patrick Parsons writes about the early days of cable — they go back farther than most people know — and the pioneers in the last half of the twentieth century whose business skills, entrepreneurial

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Blue Skies is the first complete history of cable television, the most influential technology affecting the lives of almost every American.  Author Patrick Parsons writes about the early days of cable — they go back farther than most people know — and the pioneers in the last half of the twentieth century whose business skills, entrepreneurial instinct, and luck all played out to give rise to the most ubiquitous technology in the country— still outpacing computers and the internet — cable TV.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592132874
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: The Evolution of a Revolution

Chapter 2: Pioneering Efforts

Chapter 3: Mom ‘n’ Pop Business

Chapter 4:  Abel Cable Goes to Washington

Chapter 5:  Cable’s New Frontier

Chapter 6: The Wired Nation

Chapter 7: The Cable Fable

Chapter 8: The Phoenix

Chapter 9: Cablemania

Chapter 10: The Cable Boom

Chapter 11: The Cable Cosa Nostra

Chapter 12:  500 Channels

Chapter 13:  “What’s Gonna Be Next?” 

Appendices

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