Episode 37 – Our Interview with Newton Minow

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

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