Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Newton N. Minow (1926 )
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.
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).