Vast Wasteland My Ass, Part Two. Strange Bedfellows: ‘Oh Calcutta!’ ‘Playhouse 90’ and ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’

Apr 26, 2011  •  Post A Comment

One of the more controversial blog entries we’ve had recently was when TVWeek Open Mic Guest Blogger Norman Horowitz, a veteran TV executive, took on former FCC Chairman Newton Minow’s famous comment–made 50 years ago–that TV was a "vast wasteland."

Norman’s back with more that’s sure to enrage some and please others. You can find this compelling sequel if you click here!


  1. Television may have been a “vast wasteland” fifty years ago, but today, it’s only half-vast.

  2. This link appears to be inoperative.

  3. Thanks, Jeff. We’ve fixed the link.

    Chuck Ross

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