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Quotes of the Day for 20 April 2002 – Television

The Radio Corporation of America displayed a working television set at the New York World's Fair on this day in 1939. The impact on society has been mixed, if profound.

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The quotes:

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
     - Clive Alexander Barnes

All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?
     - Nicholas Johnson

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
     - Rod Serling

Television has done much for psychiatry, by spreading information about it as well as contributing to the need for it.
     - Alfred Hitchcock, 1899 - 1980

I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called 'brightness,' but it doesn't work.
     - Gallagher

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