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Quotes of the Day for 10 September 2002 – Television

On this day in 1953, Swanson released the very first "TV Dinner." Exactly two years later, CBS validated the concept by introducing Gunsmoke. I can take a hint, today's theme is Television.

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The quotes:

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
     - Ann Landers

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

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

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

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
     - Rita Mae Brown


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