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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1801
AUTHOR:Newton N. Minow (1926–  )
QUOTATION:I invite you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air … and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that you will observe a vast wasteland.
ATTRIBUTION:NEWTON N. MINOW, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speech before the National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1961.—Minow, Equal Time, p. 52 (1964).
SUBJECTS:Television
 
 
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