Television: Opiate of the People

What is wrong with TV? In an interview last week in the trade monthly Television, TV's topflight Edward R. Murrow sounded off on the question with the kind of gloves-off candor that the industry resents from outsiders.

"It might be helpful," said Murrow, "if those who control television and radio would sit still for a bit and attempt to discover what it is they care about. If television and radio are to be used to entertain all of the people all of the time, then we have come perilously close to discovering the real opiate of the people.

"If you sit and talk...

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