Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television


Blue Skiesis the first complete history of cable television, the most influential technology affecting the lives of almost every American. Patrick Parsons writes about the early days of cable and the pioneers in the last half of the twentieth century whose business skills, entrepreneurial instinct, and luck all played out to give rise to the most ubiquitous technology in the US - still outpacing computers and the internet - cable TV. Thoroughly documented and exhaustively researched, Parson's book guides the reader through the long-term and intricate interplay of economics, technological advancement, and public policy that gave rise to cable, and will stand as the standard history for years to come.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 2008


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