I don't believe it!
My FAFC Kevin Steel just got cable TV. Amazingly, he's about my age and has never had cable TV before!
Perhaps I watch too much TV for my own good, but I remember the last time my parents and I didn't have cable TV, and would always at least try to have basic cable. We lived in a farmhouse in the countryside, where cable couldn't reach. We became WWF fans because that was the best program available to us on Saturday afternoons. (We got two channels...even less than when I was a little kid and we only got CBC, CTV and a channel from Bellingham, Washington...)