Why people aren’t cutting the TV cord like you think


TV CordPhilosophers, educators and futurists all seem pleased and confident that audiences are leaving television viewership by the thousands. They have convinced themselves that people have abandoned TV in droves because it is, after all, “a vast wasteland.” Newton N. Minnow made that observation as FCC Chairman in 1961. What is forgotten is that he also said when television was good; there was nothing better in theater, magazines or newspapers.

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