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Cable Television / Monopolies #570604

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Hastings on Hudson, New York: Bob Kur) Complaint that cable television companies are monopolies that charge too much and offer poor service since deregulation examined; details given of proposed legislature that would regulate cable television companies, scenes shown. [Customer Fran BOORS - complains with regard to cable service.] [Senator Albert GORE - says this industry should either have competition or be regulated by local govts.] Cost of cable television discussed. [National Cable television Association president James MOONEY - defends rates.] [Consumer Federal of American spokesperson Gene KIMMELMAN - says customers are paying for cable company owners' debts.] Situation in Allentown, Pennsylvania, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Mayor Joseph DADDONA - praises town's cable system.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob

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