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NCJ Number: 136908 Find in a Library
Title: Bigotry and Cable TV: Legal Issues and Community Responses
Author(s): R D Purvis
Corporate Author: National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence
Baltimore, MD 21201
Sale Source: National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence
31 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The legal issues and community responses to racist cable programming are examined.
Abstract: "Race and Reason," a cable cast program espousing white separatism, is described including its content, mode of production, and distribution. The legal framework in which public access television operates is outlined with particular focus on the first amendment and the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984. To illustrate some communities' experience with racist cable programming, three case histories are cited. These include Viacom Cablevision franchise and the East Bay area south of Oakland, Warner Cable Communications and the Norwood community in suburban Cincinnati, and the Chubbuck Cable Commission and the Pocatello community in Idaho. Also discussed are these communities' efforts to come to terms with this type of racist programming and its outcome. On the basis of these experiences, lessons and conclusions are drawn for developing effective strategies of prevention and response to bigotry. 52 notes
Main Term(s): Television programming
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Legal liability; Racial discrimination
Note: Institute Report No. 3
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