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Communication Gaps: Red Hot News

Series

Series Name
Living Tomorrow

Issue

Issue No.
147
Date Released
1974
Length of issue (in feet)
486
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Communication Gaps: Scan
  2. 2Communication Gaps: Red Hot News
  3. 3Communication Gaps: Speech And Perception

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 3
Summary
COI synopsis: Improved communications are the axles on which the wheels of progress turn. But in an age of television from the moon, there are still areas on earth where communications fail. This issue examines a few of the communication gaps - and the way they’re being bridged. There’s usually no time to provide firemen with detailed information about a fire: they’re too busy getting there. A definite gap in our communications. Now, even as they’re on their way, a computer supplies them with all the information they need direct to the fire engine cab.
Keywords
Fires; Communications; Science and technology; Computers and computing
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 51 [BFI National Archive]
COI Microfilm Roll 54 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/147
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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