The view from 1980: the future of cable television

Our 45th anniversary seems like the perfect time to re-visit our treasure trove of archives!

We couldn’t wait to share this video with our friends, fans, and followers. From Voter’s Pipeline, a show that ran in the ’70s and ’80s, this clip is from a special entitled “The Changing Face of Television”. In it, host Matt Cooper asks his guests, each of whom specializes in a facet of cable programming, what the future of cable will mean for television consumption.

From a 2017 point of view, we loved hearing the panelists’¬†predictions, and how aghast they sound at the prospect of having 100 channels of TV!

Check out more of the episode.