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Quotes about Television

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Ann LandersTelevision has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
Clive BarnesClive Barnes Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
David BrinkleyThe one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.
David FrostTelevision enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home.
Doug FerrariMTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's.
Dwight David Eisenhower
(1890 - 1969)
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
Edward R. MurrowWhen the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
Eric SevareidDealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks.
Ernie KovacsTelevision - a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well-done.
Frank Lloyd WrightTV is chewing gum for the eyes.
Fred Allen
(1894 - 1956)
Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
Fred Allen
(1894 - 1956)
Television is regarded as a medium because so little of it is rare or well done.
From TaxiThe great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel.
GallagherDon't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked "Brightness," but it doesn't work.
Groucho Marx
(1890 - 1977)
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Hodding CarterTelevision news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
Lee Silvan
(1942 - )
Sometimes, probably by accident, the networks will actually show a short program segment right in the middle of all their commercials!
- (professor & composer)
Marvin MinksyImagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know.
Peter De Vries
(1910 - 1993)
My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.
Richard P. AdlerAll television is children's television.
Rod SerlingIt is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
Samuel Goldwyn
(1882 - 1974)
Television has raised writing to a new low.
UnknownThe human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.
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