The battle to bring cable to South LA

Author Clinton Galloway

Clinton Galloway is the author of “Anatomy of Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A.”

Brothers Clinton and Carl Galloway realized the power of cable television early on. In the 1980s, they tried to bring the service to south central Los Angeles, an area in desperate need of information.

But when the budding entrepreneurs presented the idea to City Hall, the Galloways say they encountered a pay-to-play system consumed by personal greed rather than civic empowerment.

Clinton Galloway’s new book, “Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central LA,’ documents the brothers’ story. ARN host Omar Shamout spoke with him to find out more.

Listen to the audio interview with Clinton Galloway

Galloway will be signing copies of the book at Leimert Park’s Eso Won Bookstore on April 25th at 7pm.