Newton M. Minow
Chairman of The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
PDF: speech at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on November 9, 1979. Introduction by John Mitchell. Newton talks about the role of public broadcasting in local and national markets. What our contributors--the American people--have a right to demand of us. The small percentage of viewers who seem to be interested in public tv, and why. The line between independence and federal funding. Accountability to the public. Differences between corporate and public television. How public broadcasting can improve the quality of life of its audience.