A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, th...更多>
Jerry Harvey: [when asked in the 1980s about the secret of Z Channel's success]
I don't know. If I told you, it wouldn't be a secret.
Alexander Payne: You just never know when you're living in a golden age. Penelope Spheeris: The "Decline of Western Civilization" was financed by two businessmen from the Valley who wanted to finance a porn movie. They had no idea I was going in to pitch a punk rock movie. F.X. Feeney: Z Channel had what they call a "zero churn rate" which means that nobody would cancel the service.