I remember my Dad telling me about this, I was nine when it happened, and I’m sure I didn’t see it, but … on May 9, 1961. Speaking before the bigwigs of network TV at the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters, Newton Minow, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, exhorted those executives to sit through an entire day of their own programming. He suggested that they “will observe a vast wasteland.” Further, he urged them to try for “imagination in programming, not sterility; creativity, not imitation; experimentation, not conformity; excellence, not mediocrity.”
He was so right!
They didn’t listen.
I’ve just about given UP on finding anything to watch.
Watching TV has become an episode of That 70s Show.
Well, at least “Lost” is off the air.