Alan J. Hirschfield
Chairman of the Board of Twentieth-Century Fox
PDF: speech at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on September 30, 1980. Introduction by John Mitchell. Alan's speech is "The Electronic Fireplace: Its Challenge to the Entertainment Business of the '80s". He talks about the future of interactive media, home video, cable and other possible subscription services, and what this could mean to the networks and the major motion picture companies. What the FCC is doing and may do in the future. What will the motion picture industry do to compete with the home video market?