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3,876. NASA orchestrated the hoax ... through television. They had one picture which they completely controlled, black and white, grainy, that convinced everybody we were on the moon. We had no reason to doubt it. And they had complete reigns over the pictures, over the sound. (Moon Landing Conspiracy & Nasa & Television) Bart Sibrel, investigative journalist
125,491. Streaming is the future. TV will not be TV in five years from now … everyone will be streaming. Beau Willimon
44,630. BBC was the first television network in this country to go into colour. David Attenborough, interview BBC, viz Civilisation Extra & Ascent of Man Extra
44,631. I was very keen that K Clark should appear in vision ... There is nothing more captivating than an informed talking head. People had Civilisation parties. ibid.
44,632. The success of the series within the BBC, within the television community, and the BBC in particularly, had a great effect really, because that kind of large-scale documentary had not been done before. ibid.
44,633. One of the reasons for resigning was in order to be able to do a successor which was eventually a series called Life on Earth. ibid.
44,634. Bruno [Jacob Bronowski] was one of the big stars of the Brains Trust. ibid.
44,635. An average documentary takes about three months to do. ibid.
44,636. The Ascent of Man ... This was a vision of human progress, the progress of human knowledge, which he had and wanted to share. ibid.
5,910. David Attenborough has travelled the globe countless times to film the living world in all its wonder. In a career that spans the age of television itself he has pioneered new filming technologies, produced some of the most iconic moments in broadcasting and inspired a generation. Now in his eighties he is on the road again. (Evolution & Animals & Television) Attenborough’s Journey
44,611. As controller of BBC2 David introduced a new wave of programming that would stand the test of time. He would also pioneer a whole new era of television as the BBC raced to make Britain the first country in Europe to broadcast in colour. ibid.
44,612. David has always been at the forefront of new filming technologies: his programmes have pioneered miniature cameras, infra-red, super slow motion, time lapse and aerial technology. ibid.
6,147. Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here's American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you! (Society & United States of America & Television & Control & Freedom) Bill Hicks
44,753. Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. Bill Hicks
8,930. Her face is in fact a plastic lemon, and this witch-like looking hair is the top of a mop ... Tiny little bits of sticky back plastic. (Children & Television) Valerie Singleton, Blue Peter, cited Night on Film: An A-Z of the Dark, BBC 2011
10,304. Television allowed artists to talk about their work to a mass audience. (Art & Television) Great Artists in Their Own Words II: Out of the Darkness 1939-1966
39,367. When I was a little boy, a teenager, they would say, ‘Cassius Clay is going to be on television!’ I didn’t have a television. I’d run for miles to find a television. And he’d say: ‘I’m pretty! I’m beautiful.’ And everybody would look: He’s pretty! He’s beautiful! Oh what a wonderful treat his was ... I am still in awe of him. (Boxing & Television) George Foreman
44,570. Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like at this moment to announce that I will be retiring from this program in two weeks’ time because of poor ratings. Since this show is the only thing I have going for me in my life I have decided to kill myself. I’m going to blow my brains out right on this program a week from today. (Television & Suicide) Network 1976 Network starring Faye Dunaway & Peter Finch & William Holden & Robert Duvall & Wesley Addy & Ned Beatty & Beatrice Straight & Jordan Charney & William Prince & Lane Smith & Marlene Warfield & Conchata Ferrell et al, director Sidney Lumet
44,571. I want counter-culture. I want anti-establishment. ibid.
44,572. We’re not a respectable network; we’re a whorehouse network. And we have to take whatever we can get. ibid.
113. I’ll tell you what happened – I just ran out of bullshit. Am I still on the air? I don’t know any other way to say it other than I just ran out of Bullshit. Bullshit is all the reasons we give for living. And if we can’t think of any reasons of our own we have the God bullshit. [inaudible] ... going through all this pointless pain and humiliation and decay, so they’d better be someone somewhere who does know – that’s the God bullshit. (God & Bullshit & Life's Like That & Television) ibid.
44,573. Do you want to be an angry prophet denouncing the hypocrisy of our time? (Television & Prophet & Hypocrisy) ibid.
778. We’re in a lot of trouble ... because you people and sixty-two million other Americans are listening to me right now. Because less than 3% of you people read books. Because less than 15% of you read newspapers. Because the only truth you know is what you get over of this tube. Right now there is a whole – an entire – generation that never knew anything that didn’t come out of this tube! This tube is the gospel! The ultimate revelation! This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers. This tube is the most awesome god-damned force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people ... And when the twelfth largest company in the world controls the most awesome god-damned propaganda for us in the whole godless world, who knows what shit will be paid to the truth on this network! So you listen to me. Listen to me. Television is not the truth. Television is a god-damned amusement park; television is a circus, a carnival, a travelling troop of acrobats, story-tellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion-tamers and football players – we’re in the boredom-killing business. So if you want the truth go to God. Go to your gurus. Go to yourselves! Because that’s the only place you’re ever going to find any real truth. But, man, you’re never going to get any truth from us. We’ll tell you anything you want to hear. We’ll lie like hell ... We’ll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in illusions, man! None of it is true! But you people sit there day after day night after night all ages, colors, creeds, where are you now? You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here. You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like a tube. You eat like a tube. You raise your children like a tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God’s name: you people are the reality. We are the illusion. (Truth & Television & United States of America & Education & Illusion & Reality & Life’s Like That & Belief) ibid.
1,117. You are television incarnate, Diana. Indifferent to suffering. Insensitive to joy. All of life is reduced to the common rubble of banality. War, murder, death. All the same to you as bottles of beer. And the daily business of life is a corrupt comedy. You even shatter the sensations of Time & Space into split seconds, instant replays. You are madness, Diana. Virulent madness. And everything you touch dies with you. But not me. Not as long as I can feel pleasure, pain. And love. (Life’s Like That & Television & Individual & Human Beings) ibid.