A Guide to the Dean H. Langston Collection, 1977-1992
Dean H. Langston is a television producer and director. For over 15 years in Austin, Texas, he worked for public access television on episodes of Citizens Live!, Cableworld, Singles Hotline, among others. Furthermore, he served as a member of the Austin Cable Commission, which advised the Austin City Council on cable television issues and public access use. He has also worked on films and television in Houston, Texas, and Perth, Australia.
The Dean H. Langston Collection, 1977-1992, documents public access television programming in Austin, Texas, as related to Langston’s producing and directing career. Approximately 863 VHS and Betacam videotapes in ¾ inch and ½ inch formats document the Austin music community, local political issues, social activities, and local TV programming interests. These videotapes include episodes of such TV shows as Citizens Live!, Cableworld, Singles Hotline, Live and Uncensored, Ask Livia Now!, Sports Hotline, Citizens Live in the Fifth Millennium, Candidate Forum, and The Modern Hispanic American. Legal briefs and testimonies, reports and studies, correspondence, publications, and printed material comprise the legal case papers of Austin Association of Cable Producers (AACP) vs. Austin CableVision. The case material describes the relationship between the two organizations, public access use by the citizens of Austin and San Antonio, and the conclusions of the City of Austin and the Intervenors, who worked with both sides of the case.
Dean H. Langston retains copyright, and written permission must be obtained from him prior to copying material. Also, some videotape formats require an appointment for use; please contact repository for more information.
A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
Dean H. Langston Collection, 1977-1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers