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Resource ID: #3644
Subject: Cable Television
Source: New Republic
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New Republic details the politics involved in cable television franchising, looking specifically at how it works in Washington, D.C.; the cable system's top executives have been given consulting jobs with Mayor Marion Barry; some city politicians end up owning 20 percent of the cable franchise's stock; givebacks are a routine procedure after a cable company wins a city franchise, May 29, 1989.

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