Route 66 Buzz-May 9th-TV

1961 — FCC Chairman Newton N. Minow gave his Television is a Vast Wasteland Speech. “When television is good, nothing; not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers; nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your own television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss…

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Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer was born in Joplin, Missouri along Route 66, schooled in Saint Paul, Minnesota at Macalester College. Writing has driven him to 16 countries.