Face the State Flashback: Cable TV Comes to Connecticut

CABLE TRUCK

As I look around the WFSB newsroom it’s clear most of the people were born in the age of cable television and have no concept as to what life was like before cable. There are a few of us who remember the days of three television stations, but 20-somethings are used to 500 channels and on demand for everything. In this week’s Face the State flashback, we’ll take you back to when cable television first came to Connecticut.

PAM CROSS

Our old story from the archives has a date of October 27, 1977. It’s a report by Pam Cross, who is now with WCVB in Boston. Pam tells an interesting story of the battle to bring cable to homes here (it took years,) and the long process it took to wire homes. There is even a glimpse of one of the early cable television remote control devices.

Tune in this Sunday at 11AM for Face the State only on WFSB Channel 3.

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2 Responses

  1. I remember those “clickers”!!! How hysterical they look now!

  2. I RINEMBER united cable tv my husband wen the first come out hi BOGTH some shares $250.00 wart 5year later he made 25000.00 WATH do you think about that good night chennai 3

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