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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/01/1999
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                                 LEGAL MATTERS
 
     The validity of the shares of Class A common stock offered in this
prospectus will be passed upon for Charter Communications, Inc. by Paul,
Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, New York, New York. Certain legal matters in
connection with the Class A common stock offered in this prospectus will be
passed upon for the underwriters by Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, New York.
 

                                    EXPERTS
 
     The financial statements of Charter Communications, Inc., Charter
Communications Holding Company, LLC and subsidiaries, CCA Group, CharterComm
Holdings, L.P. and subsidiaries, the Greater Media Cablevision Systems, the
Sonic Communications Cable Television Systems and Long Beach Acquisition Corp.,
included in this prospectus, to the extent and for the periods indicated in
their reports, have been audited by Arthur Andersen LLP, independent public
accountants, as indicated in their reports with respect thereto, and are
included in this prospectus in reliance upon the authority of said firm as
experts in giving said reports.
 
     The combined financial statements of TCI Falcon Systems as of September 30,
1998 and December 31, 1997 and for the nine-month period ended September 30,
1998, and for each of the years in the two-year period ended December 31, 1997,
the combined financial statements of Bresnan Communications Group Systems as of
December 31, 1997 and 1998, and for each of the years in the three-year period
ended December 31, 1998, the consolidated financial statements of Marcus Cable
Holdings, LLC as of December 31, 1998 and 1997, and for each of the years in the
three-year period ended December 31, 1998, and the combined financial statements
of Helicon Partners I, L.P. and affiliates as of December 31, 1997 and 1998 and
for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 1998, have
been included herein in reliance upon the reports of KPMG LLP, independent
certified public accountants, appearing elsewhere herein, and upon the authority
of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.
 
     The consolidated financial statements of Renaissance Media Group LLC, the
combined financial statements of the Picayune, MS, LaFourche, LA, St. Tammany,
LA, St. Landry, LA, Pointe Coupee, LA, and Jackson, TN cable systems, the
financial statements of Indiana Cable Associates, LTD., the financial statements
of R/N South Florida Cable Management Limited Partnership, the combined
financial statements of Fanch Cable Systems (comprised of components of TW
Fanch-one Co. and TW Fanch-two Co.) and the consolidated financial statements of
Falcon Communications, L.P., included in this prospectus, have been audited by
Ernst & Young LLP, independent auditors, as set forth in their reports thereon
appearing elsewhere in this prospectus, and are included herein in reliance upon
such reports given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and
auditing.
 
     The audited combined financial statements of InterMedia Cable Systems
(comprised of components of InterMedia Partners and InterMedia Capital Partners
IV, L.P.), the audited financial statements of Rifkin Cable Income Partners
L.P., the
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