Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Vast wasteland or great conversation?

You can stay at home and watch mindless television on Tuesday, November 15th, or you can come downtown to hear Carol Marin and Newton Minow talk about television. Minow, of course, is the former FCC commissioner who told broadcasters in 1961 that they were responsible for making television a "vast wasteland." Think about it. If you miss Marin and Minow, here's what you'll find at the same time on your local stations: The Young and the Restless, the Days of Our Lives, All My Children, and the Tony Danza Show, and . . . believe it or not . . . I Love Lucy. Come hear Newton Minow and Carol Marin reflect on television today and the role of television in election campaigns. If you just can't stand the thought of a day without Tony Danza, try TIVO. And Lucy....well, Lucy should always be on TV someplace. Click here for registration information.