Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best.
Source: US News & World Report 12 Jun 67, After becoming professor of broadcast journalism at Columbia University)
Television was supposed to be a national park. (Instead) it has become a money machine... It’s a commodity now, just like pork bellies.Fred W. Friendly
A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism.Fred W. Friendly
"I have a motto: My job is not to make up anybody's mind but to make the agony of decision making so intense that you can escape only by thinking."Fred W. Friendly
What we don't know as a nation and as a citizen can kill us.Fred W. Friendly
No mighty king, no ambitious emperor, no pope, or prophet ever dreamt of such an awesome pulpit, so potent a magic wand.Fred W. Friendly