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Alternative Views:
Show Archive:
Host: Douglas Kellner and Frank Morrow

Length: 1 hour

Schedule: ~Fortnightly
Focus: Dissident thought of many stripes
Style: News, Interviews and opinion with a range of invited guests
Started: 1978-09
Finished: 1998-04
In the spirit of Unwelcome Guests, Alternative Views was a pioneering volunteer produced cable TV show produced out of Austin, Texas, on a zero budget. Over a 10 year span it produced 563 shows, interviewing a wide range of dissident figures from inside the establishment. Innovative distribution methods (tapes were distributed by mail to 85 cable systems, serving over 250 cities and suburbs) and the fact that it offered a real alternative to commercially produced media meant that it acquired a relatively large audience. It interviewed a range