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The Inspiration Behind Issue 10

"Television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us." - Edward R. Murrow

"We're strip-mining our children's minds and we're doing it for commercial profit without any concern for the longer-term consequences for them and for our society." - Vice-President Albert Gore

"But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there without a book, magazine, newspaper, profit-and-loss sheet or rating book to distract you - and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that you will observe a vast wasteland." - Newton Minow, previous Chairman of the FCC, 1961

"If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find
that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one
of them would know the theme song from the Beverly Hillbillies." - Dave Barry

"Literature has taken a back seat to television, don't you think? It really has. We don't have a culture anymore that favors the creation of writers, or supports them very well." - Tennessee Williams

MADDIE: David, may I please have some answers?!
DAVID: Delaware, all of the above, ninety degrees.
MADDIE: Just when I think you've gone as low as you can go, you find a
basement door!
- Moonlighting

"It's only TV. It's not brain surgery." -Deborah Norville

"The problem with television isn't sex, or even violence. It's the insidious way it has, when you watch enough of it, of convincing you that life is elsewhere." - Rosemary Graham, English professor

I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. ---Gore Vidal