This week we are pleased to present our interview with former FCC chairman, Newton N. Minow. Mr. Minow joins us from his office in Chicago to discuss the role of television in presidential debates, his decisions that supported the rise of PBS, and of course, his famous “vast wasteland” speech. For those interested in learning more about Mr. Minow’s distinguished career, please click one of the links below.
A documentary about Newton Minow: link
Audio of the “Vast Wasteland” speech from May 9, 1961: link
Broadcasting & Cable’s recent interview with Mr. Minow: link
Minow receives PBS’s “Be More” award: link
Minow’s book on Presidential Debates: link