I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
—Edward R. Murrow
Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
Cinema, radio, television, and magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen without hearing.
I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on, I go into another room and read a good book.
The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
Television is for appearing on — not for looking at.
Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
Television — a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.
Television has raised writing to a new low.
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.