Edward R. Murrow Quote

One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business, advertising and news. Each of the three is a rather bizarre and demanding profession. And when you get all three under one roof, the dust never settles. The top management of the networks with a few notable exceptions, has been trained in advertising, research, sales or show business. But by the nature of the corporate structure, they also make the final and crucial decisions having to do with news and public affairs. Frequently they have neither the time nor the competence to do this.


RTNDA Convention Speech (1958)

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One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business,...

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One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business,...

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One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business,...

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One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business,...