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all the time.

Let me give you an example of the pathos of this place. I was there in '76, at a time where I observed the beginning of television. In '76, mind you. And one of the interesting things about South Africa is that their press seemed to be very honest. It's not a-- it's a press that makes no bones about putting on its front pages and its editorials its problems. And there is discussion in the press as to why television took such a long time to come to South Africa. And they said very frankly, because of their racial problems, that they were concerned about the extent to which television would be an inciting factor in terms of the blacks, and that they were spending some time trying to find out ways in which they could keep blacks from buying televisions. Well, that came in conflict with the economic needs. So they started renting blacks television, and they couldn't find any way of renting them televisions that would restrict what kinds of programs they could see. I mean, the latter part of the twentieth century a nation having to deal with problems such as the psychological development in terms of how do you control it.


Would they have considered such an arrangement with only cable television in the homelands, with the government restricting what kind of programs could go out over that cable?


Well, I don't think they'd need to worry about television

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