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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:01 AM

5. I was the tech who ran the movie channel for our local cable company.

I'd put big 3/4" video cassettes into the large tape decks making sure the movies started on time and played all the way through.

Between movies a simple schedule was displayed.

There was hell to pay whenever there were technical difficulties.

The video cassettes came in the mail and were sent back when a movie's run was done.

I saw a lot of movies that way. I also read a lot of books.

HBO began satellite service in the mid-seventies but many smaller cable companies didn't have it.

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