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Question 12

Two answers needed

In 1961, the FCC chair lambasted national broadcasters at their annual meeting with a speech that included the following:

When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there for a day without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a BLANK BLANK.

First, name this FCC chair under Kennedy who delivered this speech. A famous boat would be named for him on a 1964-67 TV series.

Second, what TWO WORDS fill in the two BLANKS in the quoted paragraph above, which generally names the speech he gave, which some claim was the initial push to start the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Newton N. Minow (Gilligan's ship's namesake) AND "vast wasteland"