Monday, January 7, 2013


Thought for Day #1 of Media Smarts 

“Television will enormously enlarge the eye’s range, and, like radio, will advertise the Elsewhere. Together with the tabs, the mags, and the movies, it will insist that we forget the primary and the near in favor of the distant and the remote. . . .” 
“I believe television is going to be the test of the modern world, and that in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our vision we shall discover either a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace, or a saving radiance in the sky. We shall stand or fall by television—of that I am quite sure.”  

—E.B. White (1899-1985), writer, wordster and wise man, on seeing television for the first time at the New York World’s Fair, 1939  

• Editorial Comment: That explains Snooki. And the 2012 elections.

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1 comment:

  1. Sorry, the World's Fair opened on 4/1/1939. NBC covered the fair on TV, stating, "We now add sight to sound." That is how FDR ended up being the first live President on TV (a picture of Harding was in an earlier test in the 1920s).