Rising Cable Rates

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 30•18 Dec 10, 1996

The nation's cable TV operators announced recently that after an 8 percent hike in 1996, rates will go up another 10 percent in January 1997. What do you think?

  • “It's disappointing, but understandable. I mean, Welcome Back Kotter re-runs must be really expensive to air.”

    Jacob Warner –
    Lab Technician

  • “I hope they raise the rates. It makes me feel good to help a struggling media conglomerate get a little bit ahead.”

    Albert Cahill –
    Civil Engineer

  • “Cable rates, cigarette prices and liquor taxes are all going up this month. At this rate, the twins' baby food budget is gonna be cut in half.”

    Lauryn Hill –
    Pipefitter

  • “With my satellite dish, I can get over 500 stations from around the world. Wanna watch Hart To Hart in German?”

    Josias Manzanillo –
    Pediatrician

  • “Did you see Sister Act II? I have—34 times.”

    Tim Bergstrom –
    Systems Analyst

  • “If these rates keep going up, I might soon have to cut back on some channels, like STN--the Shiny Things Network.”

    Daphne London –
    School Psychologist