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All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?
He who prides himself on giving what he thinks the public wants is often creating a fictitious demand for low standards which he will then satisfy.
Of all the dramatic media, radio is the most visual.
Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it.
Television's compelling power is its immediacy . .. this immediacy feeds the politics of emotions, gut reactions and impressions rather than the politics of logic, facts and reason; it emphasizes personality rather than issues.
Television is the literature of the illiterate, the culture of the low-brow, the wealth of the poor, the privilege of the underprivileged, the exclusive club of the excluded masses.
I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.
When television is good, nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite you to sit down in front of your TV set and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that you will observe a vast wasteland.
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
Television is a gold goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance.
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
Good heavens, television is something you appear on, you don't watch.
Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.
Why should people pay good money to go out and see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
The television commercial is the most efficient power-packed capsule of education that appears anywhere on TV.
Television is not the truth. Television is a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a travelling troupe of acrobats, storytellers dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business.
Dictum on television scripts: We don't want it good - we want it Tuesday.
I've had several years in Hollywood and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.


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