Quote of the day

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I am always apologizing for it, criticizing it, defending it, praising it, damning it, loving it and hating it — that glamorous enfant terrible of journalism, television news.
-Don Bresnahan, 1982

Don Bresnahan was a producer of TV documentaries for KABC in Los Angeles. He is quoted from a 1982 Newsweek article entitled “Is TV News All You Want?” Also a television critic, he observed the changing role of television news — which he described as the “headline business” — in the lives of increasingly busy Americans. Over the course of his career, Bresnahan contributed to media documentaries including “The Good Old Days of Radio.”

Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations is a reference book of historical quotes now under the auspices of American University. The quote of the day, from the archives of journalist James B. Simpson, is a regular feature on the Observer which presents quotes he compiled in relation to current events.

The American University School of Communication Graduate Program in Journalism works to prepare students for the realities of today's news and information space and the challenges of tomorrow. Find out more by visiting us online at soc.american.edu

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