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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