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China introduces internet filtering's "Great Firewall" during run-up to 2008 Olympics, and
papers tell of HDTV program faking during Olympics opening ceremonies.

Read 2001 University of London Conference Paper where
Dr. Avon Edward Foote predicts Disneyfication and Filtering of internet and other electronic media years ahead of problem with China Olympics.
Foote discussed his walled-garden, filtering expectations at Oxford Internet Institute, UK, in May 2007.
But, he had first used the hourglass architecture for a joint British Film Institute
Conference and British Broadcasting Corporation event in 2001.
Jonathan Zittrain in his 2008 book from Yale University Press
reintroduced the idea to global scholars as controversy developed over China's actions.

WSJ BLOG: "China Stars at the Peabody Awards for Electronic Media"
Don't miss reading Dr. Foote's Two Comments at WSJ BLOG

1936 Olympic medal
Click to Enter --
University of North
Alabama Highway takes
all to Jesse Owens
Birthplace & Museum
Memorial Olympic Site
An OCLC original "NetFirst" Recommended Site

The Online Computer Library Center (, Dublin, Ohio, started at The Ohio State University, Columbus -- the college home of Jesse Owens. Over forty years ago Frederick G. Kilgour headed a project to start the Ohio College Library Center, while his wife Eleanor worked with Dr. Avon Edward Foote editing the Educational Broadcasting Review. Dr. Foote edited the journal published by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters from the Ohio Educational Broadcasting (OEB) Commission building on North Star Road and the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow
Dr. Dottie Foote and
Mrs. Fawcett, wife of
the Ohio State President

Dr. Dottie Foote with Mrs. Fawcett
at OSU in 1970

on Olentangy River Road. Eleanor was his assistant. Fred Kilgour's Ohio success eventually lead to his founding of an international OCLC at its own campus outside Columbus. OCLC now serves over 69,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world and has the world's largest bibliographic database which lists these Jesse Owens pages from After opening a first overseas office in Birmingham, England, OCLC continued to expand and in 2008 has 1200 employees scattered
among locations in nine countries.

During his employment with the Ohio Educational Broadcasting Network Commission, Avon Edward Foote wrote Fred Kilgour: "Thank you very much for the tour of your OCLC offices and facilities today.Title page of EBR
showing A. Edward
Foote, editor and
Eleanor Kilgour,
assistant editor. I look forward to returning the favor when we are operational in a few months. Thanks for your advice on the Journal. Your comments on student involvement will definitely be of assistance if we get to the point of trying to sell the idea." Since Fred had served as deputy director in the Office of Intelligence Collection and Dissemination in the State Department after receiving the Legion of Merit for intelligence work in WWII, Dr. Foote credits the Kilgours for bringing U.S. government attention to Foote's scholarly publications in broadcasting and communication. The perception vector model developed by Eddie Foote at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, in 1966-67 would not be applied to information retrieval until the mid-to-late 1970s.

It was near the time when OCLC was getting underway that the Pentagon sought Avon Edward Foote's permission to use his communication perception model from the Journal of Communication. Sarah A. Skillings, on behalf of Ronald D. McLaurin, signed the permission request sent in 1972 to Eddie Foote at OEB. The United States Army Publishing Agency announced the 1173 page collection four years later. The two book set is: Daniel C. Pollock, Project Director, The Art and Science of Psychological Operations: Case Studies of Military Application. In two volumes (DA PAM 525-7-1; 525-7-2). Editors: Ronald D. McLaurin, Carl F. Rosenthal, Sarah A. Skillings, and others. (Washington: Headquarters, Department of the Army, April 1976). Click to search OCLC for libraries with copies of both volumes in US and overseas. Dr. Foote's vector model is on pages 636 to 642 of Volume Two.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who became advisor to the National Security Council in the Carter administration, has an article "Propaganda and the Monopoly of Mass Communications" on pages 1028 to 1042.

OCLC distributes a pre-publication abstract for the two volumes: This publication has been produced as a part of the overall research program undertaken by the Department of the Army to improve the capability of the United States Army to conduct PSYOP/information programs under a variety of circumstances in many different environments. The major focus of attention has been placed on psychological operations of military relevance, with special emphasis on the types of activities that may confront U.S. personnel in the two decades ahead. In content, the editors have sought to cover the whole range of U.S. public international communications whether they be described as international information, cultural affairs, or psychological operations, and whether or not they be conducted by members of a military service or personnel of a civilian agency. The editors also have touched upon the ways in which PSYOP is employed elsewhere, with the hope that such material will serve to broaden the American understanding of how others around the world attempt to communicate effectively across cultural barriers and international borders. The science of communication theory is relatively new; more than half of all the research, most of the important books and articles in the field, and most of the great figures in the study of communications have become well known only in the last twenty years. Moreover, increasingly for the last decade and a half it is in the context of communication theory that psychological operations-PSYOP-has been studied. Therefore, these volumes will include several timely essays on communication theory.

1936 Olympic images have been digitized from original source material by THORNWOOD þUBLISHERS -- not to be mirrored or downloaded using file transfer protocol or other means for electronic or other publication without permission.
Avon Edward Foote, Ph.D., and Dorothy Gargis Foote, Ph.D. has facilities in the Huntsville-Decatur-Florence DMA TV market ( Ed Foote created the FlytheShoals airport website in 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 UNA classes to encourage tourists to visit the
Jesse Owens Birthplace and Museum near Moulton on the UNA Highway.

Photo and image montage created by University of North Alabama for Foote/Foots re-start of

UNA photo shoot for
revised airport site
during Summer 2000.
NOW service from Nashville & Atlanta to Shoals
FLY fast to Owens' Birthplace:
   Northwest Alabama Regional Airport   

FlytheTube & FlytheShoals
Making History on UNA Highway


Britain's Windsor Castle  
has family history secrets
to engage and enrage UNA Highway takes
all to Jesse Owens
Birthplace & history of
Disney's America defeat
in Virginia by Rudy A. --
Child of North AlabamaTake a giant footstep!
"Disney [in Virginia]",
"Jesse Owens" & 
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