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Document Details


Title: John D. Matthews
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Cable Center. Barco Library. Special Collections
Collection: Cable Center Oral History Collection
Description: As an attorney with the Washington, DC, law firm of Dow Lohnes and Albertson, Jack Matthews was involved with many ofhte legal cases which shaped the cable industry during the first few decades of its existence. Born in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, in 1932, Matthews graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. After three years in the Navy he entered Georgetown University Law School in Washington. He went to work for Dow Lohnes & Albertson after graduation and represented broadcasters arguing before the Federal Communications Commission. Some of the firm's broadcasting clients such as Cox also had cable systems, and Matthews began work on these cases. Among other cases he worked on was the network non-duplication case involving the cable system in Kallispell Montana. His major clients included Cox Cable, Sammons Communications and Jerrold Electronics. His oral history, conducted in 1989, includes recollections about the majro players in the field in the 1960s and 1970s including Milton Shapp and J. Leonard Reinsch. He also discusses many of the political battles with broadcasters, telephone companies and city councils that cable operators waged during that period.
URL: http://www.cablecenter.org/education/library/oralHistoryDetails.cfm?id=240
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Matthews, John D., 1932-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1932
Speaker place of birth: Brookfield, MA; Massachusetts; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 57
Document date: Mar-1989
Interviewer: Paglin, Max D.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Broadcasting; Cable television--United States; Law; North America; Oral history; Telecommunication cables; United States
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0033766-37050