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Edward R. Murrow

“If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.”

― Edward R. Murrow

Rod Serling

“I don’t think playing it safe constitutes a retreat, necessarily. In other words, I don’t think if, by playing safe he means we are not going to delve into controversy, then if that’s what he means he’s quite right. I’m not going to delve into controversy. Somebody asked me the other day if this means that I’m going to be a meek conformist, and my answer is no. I’m just acting the role of a tired non-conformist.”

― Rod Serling

“Television has greater power over the lives of most Americans than any educational system, government, or church.”
― Kent Hughes

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A Review of a Well-lived Life (Roger Ebert)

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“The movie review is a specialized form of writing and Roger Ebert crafted it into an art. Every next movie, is connected to any number of previous movies.”

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Ebert in 1970
Born

Roger Joseph Ebert

June 18, 1942

UrbanaIllinois, U.S.

Died April 4, 2013 (aged 70)
ChicagoIllinois, U.S.
Occupation Author
Journalist
Film historian
Film critic
Screenwriter
Language English
Nationality American
Education Urbana High School
Alma mater University of Chicago,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Period 1967–2013
Subjects Film
Notable work(s) The Great Movies
The Great Movies II
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Life Itself: A Memoir
Notable award(s) Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
Spouse(s) Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert[1]
(July 18, 1992 – April 4, 2013; his death) 

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