Newton Minow and Television Today

Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow, whose oft-quoted 1961 speech derided commercial TV as a "vast wasteland," is about to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Common Sense Media. At 81, he is still skeptical about the value of much modern television programming.

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