Trash TV


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss the critique of television as "Trash TV."

Highlights
Phil Donahue on the deterioration of daytime television
Jeff Zucker on the impact on the network of putting reality programming on NBC
Steve Allen on how television has changed over the years and appealing to the public good
Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow on what he was trying to convey in his 1961 "Vast Wasteland" speech
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Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on how television has changed over the years and appealing to the public good

Phil Donahue

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Phil Donahue on the deterioration of daytime television

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on the impact on the network of putting reality programming on NBC

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