Newton N. Minow
|Newton N. Minow|
Newton Minow (May 2006)
|Born||Newton Norman Minow
January 17, 1926
|Residence||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University (B.S., 1949)
Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1950)
|Occupation||Honorary Consul General, Republic of Singapore, attorney|
|Employer||Sidley Austin LLP|
|Children||Nell, Martha, Mary|
Newton Norman Minow (born January 17, 1926) is an American attorney and former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. His speech calling to television as a "vast wasteland" is still used even as the speech has passed its 50th anniversary.
Minow has been active in Democratic party politics. He is an influential attorney in private practice concerning telecommunications law and is active in many nonprofit, civic, and educational institutions.
References[change | change source]
- "Singapore Missions Worldwide". Republic of Singapore. 2006-03-01. http://notesapp.internet.gov.sg/mfa/dipCon/dipcon.nsf/SMDetailsAgent?OpenAgent&id=28. Retrieved 2007-05-26.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Complete text and audio of the "Vast Wasteland" speech from AmericanRhetoric.com
- "Spoken word recordings of Newton Minow". vvl.lib.msu.edu. http://vvl.lib.msu.edu/showfindingaid.cfm?findaidid=MinnowNN.
- American Lawyer "Lifetime Achievement" Award
- An excerpt from Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future
- Newton N. Minow Papers at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
- Minow Appearances on C-SPAN