Radio: Viewers

"Under the impact of television, I can contemplate a time in America when people can neither read nor write, but will be no better than the lower forms of plant life. —Chancellor Robert Hutchins of the University of Chicago.

"Television has its greatest influence on the young and the people with limited education. For them TV broadens the horizons as nothing else could ... It is the greatest means of educating people and giving them facts ever dreamed of."—John S. Meek, TV manufacturer.


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