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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1803
AUTHOR: Pilkington Report
QUOTATION: Those who say they give the public what it wants begin by underestimating public taste, and end by debauching it.
ATTRIBUTION: Pilkington Report, quoting an unknown source. Great Britain, Committee on Broadcasting, 1960, Report (Cmnd. 1753), chapter 3, p. 17 (1962).
SUBJECTS: Television