Communications Goals for Los Angeles

A Working Paper for the Los Angeles Goals Program

by Leonard G. Chesler, Herbert S. Dordick


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A technological and cost analysis of three modes of TV transmission — UHF, VHF, and Cable — prepared for the Los Angeles Goals Program of the City Planning Department. Research indicates that 100 percent of ghetto residents use TV as a news source, while newspapers are used by only 3 percent as a news source; therefore, a program using TV to communicate with the ghetto should be instituted immediately first, for intra-ghetto communication, and, ultimately, through a city built and operated network. On the basis of flexibility and, in reality, feasibility, a cable system seems the most promising because of its ability to adapt to other educational needs.

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