"Television has proved that people will look at
anything rather than each other."
"The great thing about television is that if something
important happens anywhere in the world, day or night,
you can always change the channel."
"Television is the first truly democratic culture
- the first culture available to everybody and entirely
governed by what the people want. The most terrifying
thing is what people do want."
"Television is more interesting than people. If
it were not, we would have people standing in the corners
of our rooms."
"Seeing a murder on television... can help work
off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms,
the commercials will give you some."
"There are now more TV's in British households
than there are people - which is a bit of a worry."
"I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I
be but a talk show host."
the lava lamp of the 1980's."
"Janet Jackson's 'wardrobe malfunction' cost CBS
Five hundred and Fifty grand this week. Boy, what a tough
week for the network. First, the false documents on President
Bush's National Guard record and now this. CBS says they
have learned their lesson: no more trying to expose boobs."
"Dealing with [Television] network executives is
like being nibbled to death by ducks."