A Proposal for Wired City Television

Harold J. Barnett and Edward Greenberg
This Article proposes that a national system of wired city television (WCTV), inexpensively interconnected, is the best avenue to more and more varied programs. Television would then have capacity and incentive to educate, inform, and entertain specialized interests as well as general interests and mass tastes. To put the matter as simply as possible, a system of wired city TV makes it possible to increase very greatly the number of…

Management of the Frequency Spectrum

William H. Meckling
While this Article is directed primarily to discussing alternative systems for managing frequency spectrum, the choice of such a system is not the important barrier to improvement in the existing situation. The real barrier to progress is the problem of provoking political action. Frequency spectrum is managed today in much the same manner as the commons were on feudal estates in the Middle Ages; while we may not be able…

Public Television and the Ought of Public Policy

Sidney S. Alexander
Will the American people find happiness in Public Television? Is Public Television in the public interest? In this Article, I argue that this subject is within the cognizance of the rational faculty; and neither does that faculty deal with it solely in the way of intuition. Considerations may be presented capable of determining the intellect either to give or withhold its assent to the doctrine.

Use and Regulation of the Radio Spectrum: Report on a Conference

William K. Jones
This Article begins by briefly outlining the present mode of determining access to the radio spectrum. The second section reviews the attack upon this method by some of the academic economists, and states their proposal for establishing a market in transferable spectrum rights. The next two sections consider the problems presented by such a market system and a number of alternative proposals for revision of spectrum management practices. The impact…