The ‘gator turned up this tidbit this morning.
Today is the 50th anniversary of Edward R. Murrow’s seminal address about radio and television. Now known as the “wires and lights in a box” speech, Mr. Murrow implored the attendees at the Radio and Television News Directors Association convention to make the most of the two electronic media, rather than allowing them to insulate Americans “from the realities of the world in which we live.”
‘Wires and Lights in a Box,’ Fifty Years Later – NYTimes.com.
I’ve long been a fan of Murrow’s. That era of television is fascinating in the parallels it has with the evolution of the Internet. Murrow, Cronkite, Huntley-Brinkley … names to conjure with. Sometimes I compare those names to the ones we have today and just sigh in dispair.