Archive for the ‘television’ Category

Quote of the day, March 1

March 1, 2017

George W. Bush, on the news media (2017)

“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need the media to hold people like me to account. I mean, power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 5

November 5, 2016

Walt Disney, on being curious

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Quote of the day, March 14

March 15, 2016

Fred W. Friendly, on the job of the journalist

“I have a motto: My job is not to make up anybody’s mind but to make the agony of decision making so intense that you can escape only by thinking.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 8

October 8, 2015

Peter Jennings, on journalism

“There are a lot of people who think our job is to reassure the public every night that their home, their community and their nation is safe. I don’t subscribe to that at all. I subscribe to leaving people with essentially—sorry it’s a cliche—a rough draft of history. Some days it’s reassuring, some days it’s absolutely destructive.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 20

September 20, 2015

George Gerbner, on television

“Growing up with violence, with inescapable expertly choreographed brutality in every home builds not only a kind of desensitization for it, but it also creates a market for violent entertainment by people for whom even what they see on television is not enough, is not graphic enough, is not explicit enough, and some movie productions, some big productions really cash in on that market. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 1

May 1, 2015

Fred W. Friendly

“What we don’t know as a nation and as a citizen can kill us.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 23

December 23, 2014

Dick Cavett, on television

“There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?”