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Quote o’ the Day (Tom McNeeley Edition)

From the New York Times obit of Cambridge native Thomas William McNeely Jr., a heavyweight boxer whose most notable fight was a 1961 heavyweight championship bout against the great-but-troubled Floyd Patterson (see What a Time It Was, by the great … Continue reading

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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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