A Quote by Richard P. Adler on children and television

All television is children's television.

Richard P. Adler (1921 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on people and television

People are strange. We're all morticians. Hey, what's on TV?"

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on america, constitution, country, justice, order, people, reason, television, and welfare

The preamble to the Constitution states: "We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare..." It doesn't say "guarantee the general welfare." And it certainly doesn't say "give welfare benefits to all the people in the country who aren't doing so well even if the reason they aren't doing so well is because they're sitting on their butts in front of the TV.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Paul Gallico on beauty, christmas, cities, custom, future, generations, innocence, losing, and television

It is the custom to sneer at the modern apartment-house, television, big-city Christmas, with its commercial taint . . . office parties, artificial . . . Christmas trees . . . but future generations in search of their lost Christmases may well remember its innocence; yes, and its beauty, too.

Paul Gallico (1897 - 1976)

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A Quote by Orson Welles on television

I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can not stop eating peanuts.

Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)

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A Quote by Oliver North on good, play, and television

I'm like John Wayne. I only play good guys. Describing his cameo role on a TV series.

Oliver North

Source: 1995

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A Quote by Newton Minow on television

Television is a vast wasteland.

Newton Minow

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A Quote by Newton N. Minow on observation and television

I invite you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air . . . and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that you will observe a great wasteland.

Newton N. Minow

Source: speech before the Nat’l Assn. of Broadcasters, Washington., DC, May 9, 1961

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A Quote by Neil Postman on newspapers, problems, television, understanding, words, and world

The whole problem with news on television comes down to this: all the words uttered in an hour of news coverage could be printed on a page of a newspaper. And the world cannot be understood in one page.

Neil Postman (19?? -)

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on achievement, america, people, and television

Someday America will have its very own commercial-free TV and radio station devoted to only one thing: to teach people, in their homes, all the essentials of personal achievement.

Napoleon Hill

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