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This report is the first volume of a two-part study on the use of cable television in education. It deals with the past history of television in education and the special ways in which cable TV can serve the education community. Thus far, education channels have been little used; most school systems lack the necessary skills, funds, and equipment, or are simply unaware of cable TV possibilities. If this situation is not altered quickly, the rapid development of entertainment and other commercial services may foreclose promising uses of cable TV in education. By making the general reader and the education community more aware of services now available, this report should render such foreclosure less likely.

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