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  Kill Your Television--1996 Telecom Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Television is used mostly as a stroking distraction from the truth of an indifferent and silent universe and the harsh realities just out of sight and sound range of the box.
People, like it or not, do not want to turn television off and that is why they are so deeply offended when they are turned off by it.
As evident in the Corporate Television section of this site, the large media companies are gobbling up the smaller ones at an astounding rate.
www.turnoffyourtv.com /networks/telecom.TOC.html   (600 words)

 The Mavens' Word of the Day
Korn is on the eve of being introduced into general practice, we are informed of some similar inventions in the same field, all of which tend to achieve some step toward the solution of the problem of television." There are a number of examples of the word being used before broadcast television became a reality.
Television is formed from the prefix tele-, meaning 'operating over a distance' (as in the earlier telegraph), which is from a Greek word meaning 'far'; and vision.
The first major invention in the development of the television was the invention of a mechanical scanning system in 1883; this allowed an image to be broken down into small elements, converted to electrical impulses, and reassembled at a distance.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19960812   (250 words)

 1996 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
March 10 - Frequent Flyer a television movie starring Shelley Hack is shown in the US.
This television movie is regarded as being a part of the same story as the original series and is an unsuccessful pilot for a new, American co-produced series.
September 2 - The ITV region Tyne Tees Television is rebranded as Channel 3 North East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1996_in_television   (792 words)

 DLP Television Benefits, Technology Behind DLP Televisions
In televisions and home theater systems, DLP projection creates rich fls and darker shades than is possible with other technologies.
The digital nature of DLP television technology means that, unlike other display solutions, it's not susceptible to heat, humidity or vibration-environmental factors that can cause an image to degrade over time.
DLP televisions deliver stunning images in your home, and the all-digital nature of DLP televisions makes them ideal for enjoying television programming, the Internet, video games, and digital still images, all in one place.
www.dtvexpress.com /learn/dlp_television_benefits.html   (401 words)

 Kill Your Television -- Reed Hundt Speech (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This speech is one of a series of speeches in which I have been discussing how the Federal Communications Commission can craft a new paradigm for the use of the public's airwaves to serve the public interest.
On the subject of indecency, the Supreme Court established the fundamentalframework for analyzing sex and violence on television in its 1978 Pacifica decision.
As for public sentiment about the effect of TV, one poll showed that 80% of Americans surveyed agreed that "violence on TV shows is harmful to society." If that is so, then it seems clear that the public does not accept the degree to which broadcasters are fulfilling their public interest obligations.
www.turnoffyourtv.com.cob-web.org:8888 /healtheducation/Hundt.FCC.kids.html   (1883 words)

 Telecom Act and DTV 1022-97
A 50% simulcasting obligation arises in year six, increases to 75% in year seven, and then to 100% in year eight and each subsequent year until the analog channel is terminated and returned for reallocation.
1996 Act made clear that nothing in its DTV provisions relieves broadcasters from their obligation to serve the public interest.
1996 Act required that broadcasters' agree to surrender one of their licenses as a condition of receiving a second DTV license.
www.ntia.doc.gov /pubintadvcom/octmtg/tatalk.htm   (960 words)

 Denver Area Educational Telecommunications Consortium, Inc,., et al. v. F.C.C., 518 U.S. 727 (1996) (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cable television broadcasting, including access channel broadcasting, is as "accessible to children" as over the air broadcasting, if not more so.
Finally, and most important, the effects of Congress' decision on the interests of programmers, viewers, cable operators, and children are the same, whether we characterize Congress' decision as one that limits access to a public forum, discriminates in common carriage, or constrains speech because of its content.
If we consider this particular limitation of indecent television programming acceptable as a constraint on speech, we must no less accept the limitation it places on access to the claimed public forum or on use of a common carrier.
supct.law.cornell.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /supct/html/95-124.ZO.html   (8359 words)

 :: Parents Television Council - Bozell Column - 11/05/96 - ::
This is the fantasy America of prime time television, created by an industry that purports only to reflect reality.
To suggest that half a loaf is better than none speaks volumes about the state of television today.
To see what passes for entertainment on prime time television today is to wonder how we allowed this cultural meltdown to occur before our very eyes.
www.parentstv.org /ptc/publications/lbbcolumns/1996/col19961105.asp   (820 words)

January 5 - Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash[?] is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
July 27 - The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills one and injures 111.
October/November (sources vary) - Al-Jazeera, Arabic television news channel based in Qatar, starts broadcasting.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/19/1996.html   (1289 words)

 The Obituary Page - Film Industry 1996
Beryl Reid (17 Jun 1920 - 13 Oct 1996)
Juliet Prowse (25 Sep 1934 - 14 Sep 1996)
Percy Edwards (1 Jun 1908 - 8 Jun 1996)
catless.ncl.ac.uk /Obituary/1996/movies.html   (840 words)

 Doctor Who (1996 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the television, the Doctor sees reports of weather patterns changing around the world, and then a report of an event in San Francisco showcasing the unveiling of an atomic clock at the Institute of Technological Advancement and Research.
The television movie received disappointing US ratings (partly due to the popularity of the programmes it was up against, partly because of poor marketing by the Fox Network, and partly because of unfamiliarity among average American TV viewers with the British series).
The television movie was novelised by Gary Russell and published by BBC Books in May 1996.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doctor_Who_(1996)   (5880 words)

 1996: Television - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
1996: Television - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
Cross references refer to Archive articles of the same year.
In February, President Bill Clinton signed federal legislation requiring TV manufacturers to equip all sets, after 1997, with the 'V-chip,' a computer chip that...
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_1741575362/1996_Television.html   (145 words)

 Online NewsHour: 24 hour news channels -- October 8, 1996
Television executives have agreed to a new Federal Communications Commission rule that requires networks to air three hours of educational programming for children each week.
Tom Bearden looks at the Canadian experience with the V-chip, a device that works to censor violent and unsuitable television programs from children.
Television executives and President Clinton announced an agreement which allows networks - rather than governmentauthorities - to rate the sexually explicit or violent content of their programs.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/october96/news_10-8.html   (2037 words)

 The Advanced Television Services Regulations 1996
—(1) This Part applies in relation to conditional access to digital television services broadcast to viewers in the Community, irrespective of the means of transmission.
(2) This regulation applies to all consumer equipment capable of descrambling digital television signals which is sold, rented or otherwise made available or is offered for sale or rent or otherwise making available except equipment which was first on the market in the Community before 23rd August 1996.
The Agreement came into force on 6th May 1996 together with the current edition of the BBC's Charter.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1996/Uksi_19963151_en_3.htm   (1832 words)

 "Profit" (1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Great acting, great story lines, great production values made this a TV series that is unparalleled.
Made in 1996, before the rise of internet entrepreneurs, before the last leg of the bull market, before the BBC caught on that there was something brewing in Silicon Valley, this series was years ahead of it's time.
There are detective series with less complex story lines than any of the six episodes that were made for this gem.
us.imdb.com /Title?0115323   (393 words)

 Course Schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Benoit, W. The end of the millennium: 1992, 1996.
U.S. presidential adverstising: Using videostyle to explore stylistic differences in televised political ads from 1952 to 2000.
O’Reilly, R. Television advertising in the Reagan Campaign.
abacus.bates.edu /~skelley/cl07BAdReadings.htm   (255 words)

 GLAAD: Where We Are on TV - 1996-1997 Season
The 1996-1997 television season heralded in more gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters than any season before.
It was during this season that Ellen came out of the closet, becoming the first title character of a television show to be openly gay or lesbian.
There were 34 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on television during the 1996-1997 television season.
www.glaad.org /eye/ontv/past/1996_1997.php   (356 words)

 CNN - Saddam's son appears on Iraq television - Dec. 17, 1996
Iraqi opposition groups abroad have claimed they were behind the attack.
Uday's interview on Shebab television, his private channel, was the first time the public has seen Uday since unidentified gunmen attacked him in the Iraqi capital Thursday.
Several people, beside Uday, were reported to have been seriously wounded in the attack.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9612/17/briefs.pm/uday.html   (122 words)

 BRD 316: Television Production Fall 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To enable the student to identify the major components of a television facility
To enable the student to operate the major components of a television facility
Seventy-five percent of your course grade will be determined by your two productions, your participation in other class productio ns, and your participation in the on-going operation of WNCP-TV.
wncp.uncp.edu /Syllabi/brd316/brd31696.htm   (1228 words)

 FCC - Telecommunications Act of 1996
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years.
This implementation schedule is an outline of statutory requirements pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and is a guide to the actions taken by the FCC to implement the Act.
The Report on FCC Implementation of Telecommunications Act of 1996 is a cumulative report of all actions taken since February 8, 1996, by the FCC to implement the Act.
www.fcc.gov /telecom.html   (3232 words)

 CART 1996 Television Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CART Television reached a cumulative total of 973.5 million viewers in 1996, an average of 61 million per race, and increase of seven (7) percent over 1995.
Data collection and evaluation of CART's television viewership is done by sponsorship Research International, and independent agency of the ISL group, the world's largest sports event marketing agency.
All television rights for the PPG CART World Series are the property of Championship Auto Racing Teams.
www.speedcenter.com /news97/sc_n0521_1_97.html   (221 words)

 1996 Royals Television Network - DBSForums Discussion Forums
Royals on the air Television The Royals' network has 14 stations in five states.
At least for me, Keith, I enjoy posts like this one because I was interested in baseball and TV in 1996 just as I am today.
The Royals were one of the last to have a cable deal, mainly because Ewing Kauffman (owner from 1969-1993) didn't want home games televised because it cut into their attendance figures.
www.dbsforums.com /vbulletin/showthread.php?postid=365405   (834 words)

 USA Gymnastics Online: Past Spotlights: September 1996
There will be a drawing with twenty lucky winners receiving an official 1996 Women's USA Olympic Gymnastics Team poster.
Whether you're teaching a roundoff to a gymnast for the first time or you're trying to turn that double back into a double layout, these ideas should be helpful in developing a powerful roundoff.
Tonight, the USA women's gold medalist team, in their first competition since Atlanta, will take on a star-studded team of international gymnasts.
www.usa-gymnastics.org /spotlight/1996/9.html   (519 words)

 The Beatles Tapes - 1996
February 25, 1996- (Paul) OFF THE RECORD RADIO
October 31, 1996- (George) GENTE QUE BRILHA TV
1991 / 1992 / 1993 / 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000
www.angelfire.com /music3/BeatlesTapes/1996.html   (138 words)

 1996 in television (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
''See also:'' 1995 in television, other events of 1996, 1997 in television and the list of years in television.
January 28 - Christopher Isaak makes a guest appearance on the television show Friends.
February 7 - Dragon Ball GT premieres as being the third of its Dragon Ball series aired on Fuji TV, almost after 10 years.
1996-in-television.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (425 words)

 The Obituary Page - Broadcasting - TV and Radio 1996
Leonard Katzman (2 Sep 1927 - 5 Sep 1996)
Glyn Worsnip (2 Sep 1938 - 6 Jun 1996)
Françla;ois-Régis Bastide (1 Jul 1926 - 16 Apr 1996)
catless.ncl.ac.uk /Obituary/1996/tv.html   (703 words)

 NASH BRIDGES: NashBITS News: May 1996 NashBITS
The 1996 Prime Time Television Schedule Page is produced by AmeriSites, a web site development company that specializes in business web sites with custom graphics and programming.
All television series have a "Bible" or "Biography" which may contain info which does not make it into the final script - it is fluid (meaning it's always changing and adapting) and used by any production to keep consistent attitude and atmosphere for the benefit of the writers, actors, and directors.
While it is often revealing, this kind of heavily detailed backstory info often never makes it into a script because of the tightly formatted 46 and 1/2 minutes of precious air time.
www.lowtek.com /nash/nashbits/may1996.html   (1724 words)

 ACM SIGGRAPH Public Policy - Advanced Television Systems (December 1996)
There was a panel at the SIGGRAPH 96 conference in August entitled: Advanced Television for the United States: Status and Issues.
On October 28, 1996, in a copyrighted story, by Rory J. O'Connor, the San Jose Mercury News provided an update on the situation.
The computer industry position is explained by Alvy Ray Smith (dead link to http://www.research.microsoft.com/research/graphics/alvy/) under the Digital Television section and Gary Demos in their WWW pages.
old.siggraph.org /pub-policy/fcc.html   (248 words)

 CyberAlert -- 09/11/1996 -- Final Report on 1996 Television Network Convention Coverage -- Media Research Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Front cover of the September 11, 1996 report:
Alexandria, VA -- The television networks substantially increased the number of labels they applied to Democrats during their 1996 convention over 1992, but at both the Republican and Democratic conventions this year the networks demanded answers to a barrage of questions from the left.
Founded in 1987, the MRC is a 501 (c)(3) non profit research and education foundation.
www.mediaresearch.org /cyberalerts/1996/cyb19960911.asp   (1489 words)

 Tori On Television & Radio - March 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In March 1996, there was a 30 minute interview and video special on Tori Amos on Swedish TV.
While in the U.K. earlier in 1996, Tori was on The Crunch, part of Channel 4's Big Breakfast show.
This is a TV Interview that aired in March 1996 in France on a show called Fanzine on the M6 Channel.
thedent.com /tvmar.html   (200 words)

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