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Stop Cable TV - 1969 ad against pay television

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Published on Jan 27, 2009

My love of television was no doubt fueled by the fact that I grew up in one of the first communities in the USA to have cable TV. The Triad area of North Carolina was chosen because the concept was a no-brainer for a city like New York of Chicago but would people in the fly-over states actually pay for something they were essentially getting for free? An aggressive campaign against cable TV was waged, there was even an ad that ran with the previews before the movies that warned of the slippery slope that would come with the dreaded wire.

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