Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2011

40 years ago: Reader questions need for more than three TV channels

August 18, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 18, 1971:

  • In an ongoing series of informative advertisements titled "Cable Queries," Sunflower Cablevision, which was scheduled to begin serving Lawrence with cable television services in September, fielded questions from the public on the new technology. Today's ad featured the question, "If there are only three television networks, why should I be interested in more than three stations?" The reply: "It is amazing how much good television programming is available apart from network programs. There is approximately three times as much to choose from, for a Sunflower Cablevision subscriber, as there is available on the three networks."
  • Several household items had been stolen from a rural home near Clinton, including a chest freezer, a sewing machine, a washer and an antique chair. Police had no suspects in the case.


Tony Kisner 6 years, 8 months ago

Still a valid question. Better answer is so now you will never go outside and talk to your neighbors.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 8 months ago

I lived in far western Kansas when I was young, and we could only receive three television channels. To top that off, the reception on one of them was not very good, so we never watched that one unless there was a particularly good program on.

But, the library was full of books.

LadyJ 6 years, 8 months ago

Who needs cable when you can watch it on the internet? Hook your tv up to your computer and you're ready to go.

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