"Vast Wasteland" Retrospective

Julius Genachowski and Newton Minow spoke about the future of the telecommunications industry, their experiences as chairmen at the Federal… read more

Julius Genachowski and Newton Minow spoke about the future of the telecommunications industry, their experiences as chairmen at the Federal Communications Commission, and the impact of new technologies on consumers and communications providers. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mr. Sesno moderated.

The event marked the 50th anniversary of Minow’s historic “vast wasteland” speech to the National Association of Broadcasters May 9, 1961, in which he severely criticized commercial television. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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"Vast Wasteland" Retrospective

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 9, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 29, 2011

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  • May 09, 2011 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 09, 2011 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 10, 2011 | 4:21am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 10, 2011 | 4:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 30, 2011 | 9:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2011 | 9:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2011 | 4:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2011 | 5:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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