Television: Money and Mediocrity (Fred W. Friendly)

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 27 min ----- vhs///
  • (Upon Reflection series) Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Fred W. Friendly, former President of CBS News and pioneer in television production. Mr. Friendly examines the "miracle of television" and explains how "we come by our miracles easier than we seem to be able to manage them." While television is capable of producing a well-informed public, the medium "makes so much money doing its worst that it can't afford to do its best." He discusses the changes in national news broadcasting and "junk news."
  • Topics: (Communications, Television)