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The "Vast Wasteland" of Television

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The "Vast Wasteland" of Television

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On May 9, 1961, in a speech before a meeting of television executives, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton N. Minow characterizes television programming as a "vast wasteland" of senseless violence, mindless comedy and offensive advertising.

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