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Newton Minow’s Vast Wasteland, Take 2

Fifty years ago today, Federal Communications Commissioner Newton Minow delivered a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters that became a landmark in television-industry criticism. From the Museum of Broadcast Communications: Newton Minow was one of the most controversial figures … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends (BP Edition)

Fun Fact to Know and Tell From George Will’s latest column (hat tip Politico’s Playbook): From 2000 through 2008, sales of “Atlas Shrugged,” which was published in 1957, averaged a remarkable 166,000 a year. Since Barack Obama took office, more than … Continue reading

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