Television: When Will It Begin?

After FCChairman Newton Minow made his "Vast Wasteland" speech assaulting TV programing (TIME, May 19), hopeful network executives and silver-lining admen began telling one another that Minow would soon back down and away. Last week in Chicago, returning to his old law school at Northwestern, Minow made it clearer than ever that he has no such intention. Before a symposium on "Freedom and Responsibility in Broadcasting," Minow presented what approximated a lawyer's brief to back up his claim that FCC has a right to deny licenses to TV stations whose standards do not serve the public interest.

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