Press: Into the Lists

Time Inc. 's TV-cable guide

Not so long ago, picking what shows to watch on TV was an easy flick of the dial. There were three networks and scattered independent stations to choose from. Today, especially in the nation's 31 million cable-TV households, up to dozens of alternative channels can be available. To help the viewer keep track, numerous directories have been put out by cable-system owners, specialized pay-cable channels and independent entrepreneurs. In addition, many newspapers now carry cable channels in daily listings and Sunday TV supplements, as do some regional editions of TV Guide.

Last week an ambitious new entry joined...

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