25 years ago in reason.

Author:Docters, Robert G.
Position:Cable television broadcasting regulations - Brief article

"Cries for controls are being heard over cable television's more 'explicit' offerings, even though cable and subscription TV customers voluntarily pay for the service, and if they're offended, they can always cancel ... The networks have been griping, too, about 'social responsibility' and the lack thereof in alternative television."

--Robert Poole Jr. and Christine Dorffi, "Trends"

"The FCC has restricted commercial broadcasting to fairly large blocks of service areas. This is how a few stations have come to serve thousands of square miles and millions of viewers. The problem is that large service areas are not the most efficient units for reaching...

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