Sunday, May 08, 2011

a three hour tour

I knew broadcasters would not be happy. My favorite response was from the Hollywood producer Sherwood Schwartz, who named the sinking ship in Gilligan’s Island after me.

Newton N. Minow writing in the Atlantic Monthly of his inaugural public address as President Kennedy’s chairman of the Federal Communications Commission fifty years ago, in which he declared -- to the National Association of Broadcasters -- that television programming in the U.S. was a "vast wasteland".

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